Kate Middleton donates baby clothes to charity

Kate Middleton has started off the New Year by doing a charitable deed

Kate Middleton has started off the New Year on a good note – by donating baby clothes to charity.

The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge sent a hamper of baby products to East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH), of which she is a Royal Patron.

The hamper is up for sale in a special auction to raise money to help with the hospice’s daily running costs.

Bids for the baby goodies have reached £305 as of yesterday (January 7). 

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Laura Shearing, Norfolk Fundraiser for EACH, said: ‘The vital funds that Russell (Baker, the man behind the auction) continues to raise really will go a long way in supporting local life-threatened children and their families.’

The news of Kate‘s kind deed comes as Graham Butland, chief executive of The Treehouse in Ipswich, which is run by EACH, has revealed how important the support of the Duchess has been.

He said: ‘It’s been tremendous, not only for EACH but also for palliative care nationally and internationally. Her support has brought a whole new perspective to what we do.’

‘It’s difficult to know why people will give money,’ Mr Butland told Sky News. ‘All I can say is our fundraising has held up very well at a time when most charities are seeing a dip in their income.’

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