On December 19, 2016. Princess Beatrice had arrangements to meet with Hudderfield University and her Patronage Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Today I post about her hospice visits and the HU visit tomorrow.
A Royal visitor came to see some of Huddersfield’s most special children.
Princess Beatrice is patron of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Brackenhall and today came to meet some of the youngsters and their families.
One of these children was eight-year-old Gregor Munroe from Holmfirth who requires 24/7 care and is supported by the charity through their hospice at home service.
“It was a magical experience none of us will ever forget” said Gregor’s mum, Mary. “We really treasure the time we get to spend together as a family and to be able to speak with the Princess was great.”
At 16-months-old Gregor contracted Swine Flu which left him in a wheelchair, unable to speak and with the potential of having a seizure at any time day or night.
Mary continued: “Despite all Gregor has been through he is still such a happy young boy, always smiling and an inspiration to those around him.
“We treasure all the time we have together and Forget Me Not support us in so many ways, visiting us at home to allow us to also spend quality time with Gregor’s siblings while Gregor receives one-to-one attention from the care team who he loves.”
Princess Beatrice was presented with a bouquet of flowers from nine-year-old Milly-May Dyson from Dewsbury whose brother Eric sadly died at just three days old from Edwards Syndrome.
Princess Beatrice, who brought goodie bags and cakes for the children, said: “We really need to think of a new word for hospice as this is so much more than that. It is a magical place.”
Peter Branson, Chief Executive of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice who accompanied Princess Beatrice on her tour, said: “Princess Beatrice has been a wonderful supporter of our charity for over three years now.
To Donate to the hospice click here:http://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/donate
To find out more about the Forget Me Not Bee brooch Click here: https://hrhprincessbeatriceblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/forget-me-not-charity-bee-brooch/
(Photo: UGC HDE)