Tuesday, 13 May 2014

HRH Princess Michael of Kent supported 'Dying Matters National Awareness Week' during her recent visit to Peace Hospice Care.

Accepting an invitation to contribute her 'Bucket List Wish' to an interactive display board,  the Royal Visitor penned her heartfelt hankering and  added it to the numerous wishes from visitors, patients and staff.

Her support for the Awareness Campaign prompted numerous other visitors to step forward with their Bucket List wish.

Going on safari, playing ukulele, meeting the Queen and whale watching were amongst the wishes that were displayed alongside Princess Michael of Kent's personal addition.

The Royal Visitor had been invited to the Hospice to officially open the Starlight Centre following a Department of Health Grant to improve facilities.

Peace Hospice Care, Executive Officer, Sue Plummer said, 'We were delighted that our Royal President, Princess Michael of Kent showed her support  for National Dying Matters Awareness Week during her visit to officially open our Starlight Centre. We appreciate Princess Michael's  involvement with the Hospice and continuing  support over the years. Her visit gave such a boost to everyone on the day and marked a very special moment in the history of Peace Hospice Care.'

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Peace Hospice Care screened 'The Bucket List' film to staff patients and visitors on Tuesday May 13th.  A discussion followed the film led by Sarah Russell, Director of Education and Research at Peace Hospice Care and Hospice of St Francis.