HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Hope

In July 2020, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex paid a virtual visit to Hope.

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex was joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Lady Darnley. Both were extremely impressed with the eloquence of the young people who spoke to His Royal Highness and the overall work Hope is doing.


Some service users and families met His Royal Highness, who asked them about the support they had received from Hope, how they had initially become aware of the charity and what makes it special in their minds. His Royal Highness engaged with each person individually and really appreciated their openness with their personal stories.

Representatives from the Youth Management Team and Advisory Team also had the chance to showcase the work they have been doing and the projects they plan for the future. His Royal Highness was very interested in the projects and very impressed with the role they play in the organisation!

HRH The Earl of Wessex talking to Hope volunteers

Volunteers were able to speak HRH The Earl of Wessex about the reasons why they had chosen to support Hope and a snapshot of some of the work they had done. These people play a huge part in the Hope family and so it was really important that they had the chance to meet His Royal Highness.

This was an incredible opportunity for Hope to showcase the work it has done over the last ten years in supporting young people with a loved one who is seriously ill.
It was extremely moving to see the progression of the charity in one virtual visit, meeting practitioners currently working with the young people and seeing the impact the charity as a whole is having on families today.
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