Kate visit 'a real boost' for hospice families

The chairman of a Hampshire hospice has said that the Duchess of Cambridge has provided a "real boost" for its families.

Professor Khalid Aziz, chairman of Naomi House, which was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1997, said: "We are delighted that Her Royal Highness has chosen Naomi House to visit at the start of Children's Hospice Week.

"Her presence has provided a real boost for our families, our volunteers and all our dedicated staff who were thrilled to meet her."

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Kate appeal for hospice support

The Duchess of Cambridge will today meet children and parents at Naomi House children's hospice. It follows her first ever video message on Sunday to appeal for support for children's hospices.