LOROS Hospice was among the honoured charities invited to meet Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Leicester City Football Club on Wednesday 28th November.
The Royal couple visited the King Power stadium to pay their respects to the club and the Srivaddhanaprabha family following the recent tragic helicopter crash in which five people died including Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
John Knight, LOROS CEO, said: “It was an honour and a privilege to talk to The Duke and Duchess about our work here at LOROS.
“We enjoy a close bond with LCFC and are proud to call them a supporter. Our staff, patients and their families are delighted LOROS was chosen to attend the Royal couple’s visit.
“Way back in May 1986, The Duke of Cambridge’s parents The Prince and Princess of Wales officially opened our Hospice. It is lovely to receive similar recognition from the next generation.”
LOROS Hospice is closely linked to Leicester City Football Club.
LCFC Club Ambassador Alan Birchenall is a LOROS patron and has been involved with the Hospice since the turf was cut on the original site 35 years ago.
The club regularly donate items such as player memorabilia as raffle prizes as well as actively fundraising for the charity. Players are also regular visitors to meet patients and their families.
Leicester City Ambassador and LOROS patron Alan Birchenall said: “The Club is really proud of its long-standing relationship with LOROS, which is one of a number of local charities we aim to support through the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation.
"It was fantastic to be able to showcase that relationship for The Duke and Duchess on an important occasion for our city and demonstrate some of the impact our late Chairman made in the community.”