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Annual Helen and Douglas House holiday party at Clarence House
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:04:33 PM »
As Patron of the Helen & Douglas House the Duchess of Cornwall invited children from the charity and children supported by Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity to decorate the Christmas tree and for a lunch at Clarence House today, December 13.

 :xmas4: Camilla invites guests to decorate her Christmas tree  | Daily Mail Online

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The duchess is patron of Helen & Douglas House, which helps families cope with the challenges of looking after a terminally ill baby, child or young adult who will die prematurely.

Camilla took up her role in 2007 and this will be the eighth time that families supported by the charity, along with hospice staff, have been invited to decorate the Clarence House Christmas tree.

Roald Dahl?s Marvellous Children?s Charity was founded more than 25 years ago by Felicity Dahl in memory of the determination of her husband Roald Dahl, the famous children?s author, to improve the lives of those around him.

The charity provides specialist nurses for a range of conditions to ensure all seriously ill children and their families receive the support they need and deserve.

Working in tandem with the NHS, the charity has now funded 58 specialist nursing posts around the UK, helping more than 12,000 seriously ill children and their families each year. 
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Re: Annual Helen and Douglas House holiday party at Clarence House
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 09:10:12 AM »
I certainly dont want to use ill children as a bone of contention, but this is kind of stepping into Diana's lanes (could just be me getting triggered a bit, but her joining in 2007 smacks a bit of trying to take Diana's mantle as her own a bit in the 10th anniversary hype of that year). I know they'd like a royal to be patron, but perhaps another one. :snowflake: :snowflake: :snowflake:
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Re: Annual Helen and Douglas House holiday party at Clarence House
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 09:20:58 AM »
That is why she did it for the child association & to remove memories but Camilla is good with children, dogs & horses.
 


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Re: Annual Helen and Douglas House holiday party at Clarence House
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 09:33:47 AM »
I am not too sure they do select based on passive aggressive criteria. More like the wife of POW being a high profile member of BRF and being invited to engage in these charities. Plus, it is importnat to remember that many people are pragmatic about these things. They are not going to shun the current princess of wales because of her history with the previous one. To them it is about publicity and hopefully some fundraising. For the kids, it is a fun day out in a house that would otherwise be completely off limits for them.
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Re: Annual Helen and Douglas House holiday party at Clarence House
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 04:07:07 AM »
The tree looks sparkly.    :xmas10: :xmas10: :xmas10:   
I like the picture of Camilla taking the children to see the man dressed as a soldier.   
Camilla invites children to help decorate Clarence House Christmas tree - YouTube

 
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