Kate Middleton has made a special promise to honour the memory of a little boy who died in a hospice.
Nine-year-old Fraser Delf passed away earlier this year after suffering from Coats plus syndrome, which attacks numerous organs in the body.
Kate and the Duchess of Cornwall joined Fraser’s brother Stuie and his family in a video call to mark Children’s Hospice Week.
Since his brother’s passing, 13-year-old Stuie has helped raise over £18,500 for the hospice that looked after Fraser before his death.
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To mark #ChildrensHospiceWeek, The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by The Duchess of Cambridge on a joint video call with @childrenshospicesw, @helenanddouglashouse and @eachhospices. The Duchesses thanked all those involved in children’s hospices and heard how the coronavirus has affected the care they are able to provide. Their Royal Highnesses were also joined by a family who were recently supported by their local hospice. They spoke about the loving end-of-life care they received for their son Fraser and how lockdown has affected them. Children’s Hospice Week is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children’s hospices across the UK. Coronavirus has changed all of our lives, but for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children, they have never needed their children’s hospices more. Thank you to children’s hospice workers – we appreciate all that you do 👏 🔗Click the link in bio to see the video in full.
He did 5km every day in May to raise money after he was inspired by Captain Tom Moore.
Kate and Camilla praised Stuie’s fundraising efforts during the video call.
“I hear you’ve been doing lots of fundraising, which has been amazing,” the Duchess of Cambridge told the teen.
“Fraser wasn’t just my brother, he was my best friend,” he responded.
Speaking after the video call, Stuie’s father Stuart Delf revealed that Kate vowed to plant a special sunflower to remember Fraser.
“She said she was going to plant a sunflower in memory of Fraser,” he told the BBC.
“I’m not sure which EACH [hospice] it’s going to be but at one of the hospices.”
The sunflower is known as a symbol of hospice care, and they are often placed in hospices as a sign of hope.
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