In advance of the United Nations’s World Children’s Day on Saturday 20 November, four of our Young Ambassadors made a special visit to St James' Palace this week, to met our wonderful patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex for afternoon tea.
Delilah (aged 12), Elizabeth (age 8), Abi (age 10) and Emily (age 11) joined The Countess at the Palace along with their mothers. Brendan and Amanda even managed to secure an invite too.
Her Royal Highness heard the Young Ambassadors’ stories about what it is like to live with scarring. Delilah and Elizabeth are both burns survivors, having been involved in accidents when they were younger. Emily and Abi have scarring from being born with cleft lip and palate.
Delilah said to HRH “People would stare and when I was growing up children would be scared to play with me. But I learned to explain – ‘This is me. These are my scars – they don’t hurt’.”