The Duchess of Cambridge visited Action for Children Projects in Wales on February 22nd. These are her first engagements with the orginisation since becoming Patron in December. She visited MIST in Torfaen and FIT in Caerphilly.
The Duchess of Cambridge was welcomed by officials upon arrival and escorted by Action for Children’s chief executive, Sir Tony Hawkhead. She first visited MIST in Torfaen, a child and adolescent mental health project that works with children who live in care with either foster families or birth families. She learned about the support system, played a quick game of pool, and met with families supported my MIST, whose 600 services improve the lives of 390,000 children and families each year. A Kensington Palace Spokesman released a statement on behalf of the Duchess, saying; “The Duchess of Cambridge is incredibly proud to follow The Queen as Patron of Action for Children. The Duchess firmly believes that every child who needs it should be given the best support at the earliest opportunity. The Duchess is pleased to support Action for Children’s important work.She is looking forward to getting to know the people that make Action for Children such a success and meeting the young people they work with.”
Later, the Duchess visited FIT (Family Intervention Team) in Caerphilly which works with works with children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties, problems with family relationships, or may cause self-harm. She learned about their work with children with emotional issues, and met with staff, volunteers, families, and children, and about their family therapy work which helps families understand the reasons behind certain behaviours.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a maroon Paula Ka skirt suit with her Kiki McDonough citrine earrings.
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