WORCESTER-based national blood cancer charity Leukaemia Care welcomed HRH the Duchess of Gloucester to mark 50 years of supporting those affected by leukaemia and associated blood cancers.
The charity was registered in 1969 as a support network for parents whose children had leukaemia.
Over the last half century, Leukaemia Care has expanded its work to supporting anyone affected by a diagnosis of blood cancer which is the fifth most common cancer diagnosis in the UK today.
Her Royal Highness, who is married to the Queen’s cousin the Duke of Gloucester, met beneficiaries of the charity’s work as well as fund-raisers who have dug deep to ensure the charity can continue its efforts.
Charity chief executive Peter Mondon said: “We’re delighted Her Royal Highness saw the work which is being undertaken by the charity.
“The day rounded off a year of celebrating 50 years of working with the blood cancer community.”