Friday 12th October 2018
Teenage Cancer Trust is sending its best wishes and congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on their wedding.
Following in the footsteps of her mother, Sarah Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie has been a fantastic supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust and our work. The Duchess of York officially opened our first specialist cancer unit in 1990, while Princess Eugenie's first official royal engagement was the opening of our specialist cancer unit at Leeds General Infirmary in 2010.
Since then, Princess Eugenie's passion for Teenage Cancer Trust has been clear. She has visited many of our units across the UK, including attending the official opening of our units in the Great North Children's Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital, and Addenbrooke's Hospital.
In 2016, Princess Eugenie was made an honorary patron of Teenage Cancer Trust. To mark the occasion, the princess visited our unit at University College Hospital, where she was welcomed by young people receiving cancer treatment there.
"Everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust sends their warmest wishes and congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on their wedding," said Kate Collins, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust.
As one of our honorary patrons, Princess Eugenie is a tireless supporter of our work and has made many visits to our specialist Teenage Cancer Trust wards across the UK where she has spent hours with young people and their families listening to their experiences and meeting our staff. We hope they have a brilliant day and wish them all the very best for the future.
Throughout her time as honorary patron, Princess Eugenie has spoken to many young people and families who've been supported by Teenage Cancer Trust. We know there's no better way for our supporters to truly understand the work we do and the impact we have on people's lives than to witness it first hand and speak to young people and their families.
Myrna and Dr Adrian Whiteson, founders and life presidents of Teenage Cancer Trust, will be guests at the wedding. Myrna said, "To see the happiness of Eugenie and Jack together warms the hearts of everyone around them."
It is a delight to see their devotion and the promise of a long and happy marriage. We often see Eugenie bringing happiness to others. Now it is her turn.
"Eugenie's natural sincerity and concern reaches out to young patients," Myrna said, having accompanied Princess Eugenie on many of her visits to our specialist units. "She always finds the right words to bring a smile to the face of sorely tested young people and expresses interest and empathy, lifting their spirits. Her visits are never hurried and her attention is focused on the young person."
We always hear words of appreciation from young people with cancer, following a visit from Eugenie.
The ongoing support of our incredible patrons, ambassadors, and supporters is instrumental in raising awareness of the issues young people face and of the innovative support and world-leading nursing care we provide.