Category: Charities & Patronages

December 04 – Joining Family Action At Peterley Manor Farm

On December 04, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge visited Peterley Manor Farm with Family Action.

The visit coincided with news that the Queen has passed her patronage of Family Action over to Catherine after 66 years in the role.

Family Action is a charity that works to tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today – including financial hardship, mental health problems, social isolation, learning disabilities, domestic abuse, or substance misuse and alcohol problems.

Family Action provides high-quality training and consultancy services for a wide range of organisations – local authorities, the NHS, schools/academies, early years settings, adoption and fostering agencies, charities and commercial enterprises.

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited centers who have used the Family Action service, she also joined Family Action to launch a helpline in January of 2019. You can view our page dedicated to Catherine’s work with Family Action here to see her past work with this organization.

During her visit The Duchess took part in several activities including helping the children pick out Christmas trees for their schools, making decorations and hot chocolate in the “Elves Enchanted Forest”, creating Reindeer food, and talking with parents.

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November 21 – Tusk Awards Nominees Reception

On November 21, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Tusk Awards nominees at a private tea and reception for the finalist.

The Duchess was scheduled to attend the actual award show with Prince William for the second year in a row, but was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed issue dealing with the children.

The awards recognize the unsung heroes of conservation, who are nominated by their peers without their prior knowledge, in recognition of their outstanding and inspirational efforts to conserve Africa’s natural heritage.

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November 15 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Opens The Nook Children Hospice

On November 15, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge officially opened The Nook in Norfolk.

Five years ago The Duchess of Cambridge helped launch The Nook Appeal, which aimed to raise £10 million for a purpose-built children’s hospice which includes a hydrotherapy pool, state-of-the-art sensory room and music studio. The Nook will also offer specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services.

During her visit The Duchess toured the facilities, including the hydrotherapy pool and state-of-the-art sensory room, she also met and participated in activities with children and their families.

At the end of her visit Catherine gave a short speech to 300 invited guests, saying in part: “…EACH was one of the very first charities that I decided to become Patron of after my marriage. Whilst a lot has changed since then, my commitment and support for this wonderful organisation and the work that you do has not.

Over the years, I have seen first-hand the depth of EACH’s reputation as a standard-bearer in children’s hospice care, both here in the U.K. and internationally too, during my visits to Malaysia and Australia.

Your hugely dedicated and talented team are at the core of this success and I wanted especially today to thank you, Graham, for everything you have done over the past sixteen years and to wish you a very happy retirement.

The Nook Hospice is a fitting tribute to all your staff, its generous supporters and its awe-inspiring children and families who I have been so lucky to meet here today. I therefore could not be more delighted to invite my army of little helpers to join me in officially opening this new hospice….”

Her Royal Highness has been Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices since January 2012, a charity that offers support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supports families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies; at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).

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November 12 – Attending Shout’s Crisis Volunteer Celebration Event

On November 12, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Shout’s Crisis Volunteer Celebration Event at the Troubadour White City Theater.

Shout is a text service developed by The Royal Foundation as a legacy of the Heads Together Campaign that was launched by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May of 2019.

In the announcement released in May, Kensington Palace said: “…Shout, [is a] a text messaging service available 24/7 to those struggling with mental health in the U.K. The program pairs users with trained volunteers to help those in need “move from a moment of crisis to a calm state and form a plan for next steps to find longer-term support…”

Volunteers have so far had 145,000 conversations and exchanged six million messages with those in crisis.

During the event The Duke and Duchess met volunteers, mental health campaigners, staff members, and supporters to learn about the service that supports people in crisis.

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October 09 | Visiting The Angela Marmont Centre For UK Biodiversity

On October 09, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge made an unannounced visit to The Angela Marmont Centre For UK Biodiversity to hear how it is championing and helping to protect UK wildlife.

The AMC helps public visitors identify their finds, provides vital training in wildlife identification, and leads research and citizen science projects that are helping to transform our understanding of over 80,000 species of wildlife known to exist in the UK today.

The AMC brings together a host of individuals and organisations all dedicated to building understanding of the UK’s wildlife, so that it can be better protected for future generations. This ranges from applying ground-breaking scientific techniques, including analysis of environmental DNA through to detecting and identify the minuscule insects and microorganisms that play an important role in healthy environments.

The Duchess who has been Patron of The Natural History Museum since 2013 joined Museum Director Sir Michael Dixon, Head of the Angela Marmont Centre Dr John Tweddle, and Head of Learning and Audiences Beth Stone in viewing plant and insect specimens and viewing DNA sequencing live in action.

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September 19 | The Duchess of Cambridge Visits The Family Nurse Partnership

Today, September 19, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London’s Sunshine House for Children and Young People’s Health and Development Centre in South London.

The embargoed visit was to further her research and engagement with the Early Years sector. During her visit The Duchess met with the Southwark Family Nurse Partnership team who support first time parents, aged 24 and under and their children. Parents are partnered with a trained family nurse who visits them regularly from early pregnancy until the child is two.

The Duchess met with parents who have been supported by Evelina London’s Family Nurse Partnetship team and heard their stories of success.

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July 14 – Wimbledon – Day 13 – The Championships

On July 14, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Gentlemen’s Singles Final.

The Duke and Duchess met ballboys and ballgirls before heading to the Royal Box to watch Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the finals. Catherine’s mother Carole, sister Pippa, brother James and his girlfriend Alizee Thevenet were also in attendance.

It was a whirlwind of the match-up lasting five hours with Novak Djokovic winning his fifth Wimbledon title.

For the first time as Patron, The Duchess presented the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Final trophies alongside The Duke of Kent who is President of The All England Lawn Tennis Club.

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July 13 – Wimbledon – Day 12 – The Championships

Yesterday, July 13, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final at The Championships.

The Duchess, who has been Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 2016 was accompanied by The Duchess of Sussex and her sister Pippa Matthews.

Arriving ahead of the finals Catherine met junior players Kamilla Bartone, Oksana Selekhmeteva, Polina Kudermetova, and Giulia Morlet. She also met volunteers and former champions.

The Ladies’ Singles Final match was a quick one as Simona Halep beat Serena Williams in 55 minutes to win her first Wimbledon title. Catherine met Halep briefly after the match offering congratulations and telling her to ‘enjoy the celebrations’.

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July 10 – King Power Royal Charity Polo Day

On July 10, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge with her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis and The Duchess of Sussex and Baby Archie made a appearance at King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club in Wokingham, Surrey,

The Duchesses were on the sidelines to cheer on Prince William and Prince Harry who were competing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy. Catherine was extra busy on the sidelines running after Prince Louis and looking after Prince George and Charlotte.

The Power Royal Charity Polo Day was held in honour of late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash last October and raised over £1 million for several of the Prince’s patronages.

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July 02 – Wimbledon – Day 2 – The Championships

Today, July 02, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge attended Day 2 of the Wimbledon Championships.

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, also known as the All England Club, is based at Church Road, Wimbledon, London, England, it is a private members’ club. Best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships, it’s the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass.

Catherine has been Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since December 2016. Taking over the role from The Queen.

During her visit The Duchess visited the Aorangi Park to see the practice courts and players’ warm-up area. There she met Johanna Konta and Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray. She also met a number of finalists and winners nominated for the annual LTA Tennis Awards which recognize people who volunteer at grassroots level to grow and open up the sport.

Catherine watched Britain’s Harriet Dart play against U.S. player Christina McHale in Wimbledon’s outer courts. And later watched ngelique Kerber vs Tatijana Maria in the Royal Box.

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July 01 – ‘Back To Nature’ Garden At Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Today, July 01, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge invited children from several of her patronages to her newly updated ‘Back To Nature’ Garden.

The Duchess of Cambridge designed the newly updated garden with Adam White and Andree Davies. Since it’s debut at the Chelsea Flower Show back in May the garden has doubled in size to include a paddle pond, a bug hotel and bee-friendly wildflower meadow. Both gardens were created to encourage families to engage with nature and to spend time outdoors.

As part of her longstanding work on Early Years, The Duchess believes that spending time outdoors plays a pivotal role in children’s future health and happiness.

Her garden highlights how time spent in natural environments can help build the foundations for positive physical and mental wellbeing that last through childhood and over a lifetime.

Children from The Anna Freud Centre, Evelina Children’s Hospital, Action for Children and Place2Be joined Catherine for a for a treasure hunt and a picnic.

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June 25 – Photography Workshop With Action For Children

Today, June 25, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge attended a photography workshop with her patronage Action For Children.

Shortly after being named the new Patron of The Royal Photographic Society The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Warren Park Children’s Centre in Kingston-upon-Thames, south-west London to take part in a photography workshop for children – a collaboration between the Royal Photographic Society, The Duchess’s newest patronage and Action for Children, another of The Duchess’s charities, which celebrates its 150 year anniversary this year.

Catherine spent more than an hour with 11 young people from across the UK who were participating in workshops where they learned about the different elements of photography, workshops also touched on how photography provides a way for young people to express themselves and release their thoughts and feelings.

The Royal Photographic Society is one of the world’s oldest photographic societies, founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography. The Queen held the role for 67 years.

The Duchess of Cambridge was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Photographic Society in 2017.



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