As anticipated, the Duchess of Cambridge announced her first patronages as a member of the Royal Family. She will work with FOUR very lucky charities and on top of that volunteer for the scouts during her private time in Anglesey. Kate has been researching her options since September 2011 and has been spotted visiting these orgazinations during the fall.
My thoughts on the choices? — Very fitting and very well thought out. They seem to fit her interests (the arts, children & the outdoors) and complement William’s work nicely. Very promising start!
Here are the lucky selected ones:
Action on Addiction
- What they do: Addiction is the biggest preventable killer in the UK. Action on Addiction is the only charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families and children and campaigns. Their vision is to free people from addiction and its effects.
- Announcement of Kate’s involvement:Action on Addiction is delighted to announce the patronage of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
- Accounts:Twitter | Facebook
The Art Room
- What they do: The Art Room offers art as therapy to children and young people between the ages of 5 and 16, to raise their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence.
- Announcement of Kate’s involvement: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge becomes Royal Patron of The Art Room
- Website: http://www.theartroom.org.uk/
- Accounts: Twitter | Facebook
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices
- What they do: EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes – in families’ own homes, in hospital or at one of their hospices
- Announcement of Kate’s involvement:EACH is extremely honourned & proud that The Duchess of Cambridge has accepted the honorary position of Royal Patron
National Portrait Gallery
- About the NPG: Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery is “to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and … to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media.”
On top of these four charities, Kate has volunteered her private time for the Scouts, and will be working with the younger group – cub and beaver scouts – during her private time in North Wales and other areas when situations permi
- About Scouts: The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, they have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential.
- Announcement of Kate’s involvement:Meet the Scouts’ latest volunteer!
- Website: http://www.scouts.org.uk
- Accounts: UK Scouts
Other Videos featuring Kate’s chosen charities:
- Press release from Clarence House
- Guardian: Duchess of Cambridge announces which charities to support; undergoes criminal background check to volunteer for Scouts
- Daily Mail: Ex-Brownie Kate to help with cooking & campfires as package of royal patronages is unveiled
- Express: Why Kate chose her charities
- East Anglia Children’s Hospices parent says Kate will make a “natural mother”
- The Duchess of Cambridge Shines in First Month of Solo Engagements
- The Duchess of Cambridge Delivers First Speech
- Royal News for Saturday, January 5, 2013
- Currently On the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser
- Royals at Work: March 2010