Prince William Celebrates 40TH Anniversary of Organization Close to Princess Diana’s Heart
Royal family news reveals that Prince William visits The Passage to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The organization, which is based in London, has a special place not only in his heart but that of his late mother, Princess Diana, too.
The Duke of Cambridge made a special appearance at the event that included an awards ceremony and reception. He also met with the staff and volunteers who shared their experiences as they helped the community. People who have been helped by the organization also attended the event where they shared their testimonies. The event was supposed to be held last year. They had no choice but to postpone it because of the coronavirus pandemic.
What is The Passage?
The Passage, which was founded in 1980, aims to help homeless people by providing them with practical support and other services. It has helped nearly 135,000 people end their homelessness since its inception.
The organization has a resource center located in Victoria. It runs residential and resettlement projects, and health and outreach services. It also launched programs focusing on preventing homelessness as well as a pioneering modern slavery referral program.
Prince William Posts Heartfelt Message
One of Prince William’s advocacies is to end homelessness. The late Princess Diana, brought him and his brother, Prince Harry, to The Passage when they were young boys. He said their visits “left a deep and lasting impression upon me.” Now, Prince William is the Patron of both The Passage and Centrepoint.
Prince William posted a personal message on Instagram about his visit to the charity. In his post, he said that whenever he visits the organization, he is “touched by the warmth and friendliness, and the dignity and respect you show to everyone who comes through your door.
The Prince is impressed with the great work they’re doing by making a difference in the lives of homeless people. The Passage has been doing this life-changing work for 40 years and he thanked everyone for their continuous work.
The Passage also revealed something on Twitter. The organization shared that the Duke of Cambridge visited them last year during the holidays where he helped sort supplies to paper bags and talked with the volunteers.
“If we’ve learnt anything from previous lockdowns, it’s the willingness and determination of so many to do what they can to help. We would like to thank staff and volunteers for their work at this time,” the organization said.
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