Sarah, Duchess of York pledged her support following a special visit to our Devizes hospice.
The Duchess spent time chatting, playing and interacting with families and staff before reading an extract from one of her children’s books during the tour of the hospice.
After the visit, the Duchess said: “I am delighted and privileged to accept the offer of a Patronage of Julia’s House.
“I was so taken by the charity when I visited. It is a place of unity providing harmony and happiness. When I walked in, I immediately felt embraced, that everything was okay and that I was able to just be with the children, which was a real luxury.
“It is such a good place where children are able to be themselves. Not to be judged, just to be.”