Royal Visit for KEMP Hospice

HRH The Duke of Kent KG will be visiting Kidderminster’s KEMP Hospice on Tuesday 23rd June 2015 and will officially open the Hospice’s new Garden Annexe. CEO of KEMP Hospice, Mr Terry Osborn, commented: “We are thrilled at the news that The Duke of Kent will be visiting KEMP Hospice. “He has expressed an interest in the work KEMP undertakes within our local community and he is very keen to see first-hand the work of the charity, meeting patients and service users to better understand the positive impact KEMP has on the lives of people at end of life and those, including children and young people, who KEMP helps following bereavement.” Upon arrival His Royal Highness will be met by Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft, the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire and other civic dignitaries before being introduced to KEMP Hospice Chair of Trustees Tim Gulliver. He will then tour KEMP’s facilities in Mason Road and meet patients taking part in a range of therapies, art based creative activities and Tai Chi. His Royal Highness will then officially open the new Garden Annexe and Children’s Room recently completed as a part of major extension works completed at the Hospice to further expand facilities, as well as meet with children and young people helped by KEMP following bereavement. KEMP Hospice services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. KEMP needs to raise over £940,000 annually to continue to provide local people with these services, the majority of which comes from voluntary donations and the support of the local community.