Wills and Kate ask well-wishers to give to Evelina Children’s Hospital to celebrate their new arrival

Katherine Johnston (25 April, 2018)

The Royals have visited Evelina several times over the last year

21503The Duchess of Cambridge meets Bella Kedwell Parson, in February.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen Evelina London Children’s Hospital as their charity of choice to celebrate the birth of their third child.

The couple, who welcomed their new son shortly after 11am on Monday’s St George’s Day, have asked anyone celebrating the new royal arrival to make a donation to the children’s hospital, in lieu of sending gifts, leaving the team at Evelina “absolutely delighted”.

The couple has formed a connection with the hospital on Westminster Bridge Road through a number of visits. Last year, the Duchess formally opened Ronald McDonald House Evelina London, and both the Duke and Duchess have spent time meeting patients, their families and staff at the hospital earlier this year.

Marian Ridley, Evelina London’s director, said: “It has been an honour to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Evelina London three times in the past fifteen months.

“Their warmth and immediate sense of connection with the children and families that they met left a deep impression on all of us.

“Their visits brought joy, sympathy and appreciation and I know this gesture will mean a huge amount to our staff, patients and families.

“We are very grateful for their support, and wish their family a happy and healthy future together.”

The hospital confirmed all donations will go towards improving care for sick children, including funding life-saving research, the latest medical equipment and “all the little things that help make a stay in hospital less scary for young people”.

To donate, visit: supportevelina.org.uk/donate/congratulations

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