The Duke of Cambridge has today become Royal Patron of The Passage. It is the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless and insecurely housed people.
Well, this is something, which on hearing, the Duke of Cambridge, William’s mother, late Princess Diana would have been proud about.
Established in 1980, The Passage has since helped over 130,000 people in crisis through its resource centre, homelessness prevention projects and two innovative accommodation services. Prince William first visited The Passage as a child in the year 1993 with his mother Diana.
William has made additional visits at various points over the last twenty-five years.
Speaking at The Passage in 2016, Prince William said: “The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me. It told me about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness. And, are given the opportunities to fulfil their potential in life.
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The Duke of Cambridge, William, is a longstanding supporter of organisations who are working to combat homelessness and has also been a Patron of Centrepoint. Centrepoint is an organisation that works to help homeless and young people, since the year 2005.
Mick Clarke, Chief Executive of The Passage said:-
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“During the Duke of Cambridge, William’s visits to The Passage, it has been very clear that he has a deep concern for those affected by homelessness. Not only this, but he has a real interest in the kind of work we do”.
“For His Royal Highness, Prince William, to further express his longing support for The Passage’s work by becoming our Royal Patron is a tremendous honour. It is also a testament to how much he genuinely cares about this sensitive issue”.