On behalf of all at Hospice at Home West Cumbria, we would like to express our deep condolences to King Charles III, and all the Royal family after the death of their beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

As Prince of Wales, King Charles III has been patron of the charity since 1997 and visited in 2014 to open the Therapy and Information Centre on Finkle Street in Workington.

Dr Brian Herd, President of Hospice at Home West Cumbria, said: “We join the nation in mourning the death of HM The Queen and convey our very best wishes to the King and the Royal family, with whom we feel we have a connection through the Prince of Wales’ patronage of the hospice. We recognise the late Queen’s lifelong service to the nation and the Commonwealth, and will strive to emulate this in our work at Hospice at Home West Cumbria.”

Brendon Cook, Chairman of Hospice at Home West Cumbria, said: “Queen Elizabeth II died at home in Balmoral surrounded by her family.  Her wishes to die at home, in familiar surroundings and within the comfort of her close family, is understood by all at Hospice at Home West Cumbria. We recognise the feeling of loss and bereavement that not only the Royal family will be experiencing, but also people in our West Cumbrian communities, and indeed the rest of the world. Our thoughts are with you all.”