Duke of Cambridge supports vital volunteer efforts at The Passage during second lockdown
We were delighted to welcome The Duke of Cambridge to The Passage in a private capacity, as a volunteer, on three separate occasions during the second lockdown in November.
The Duke visited our Resource Centre where he worked alongside a team of volunteers to prepare hot meals for individuals who had recently been moved off the streets and into emergency hotel accommodation. He also spent time at two of our residential projects; Passage House Assessment Centre, and Montfort House, our Housing First project for clients with complex needs, where he served food and spoke with residents about their life experiences.
It has been an incredibly challenging year and our volunteers have worked exceptionally hard to ensure that The Passage’s essential services could continue operating for vulnerable people throughout the pandemic; our vital food hub provided 70,000 meals for clients and those in emergency accommodation during both lockdowns.
The Passage’s chief executive, Mick Clarke said:
“This year, more than ever, our army of volunteers have enabled The Passage to keep our vital services running throughout both lockdowns and the time in-between. From our emergency food hub to fundraising, outreach to essential office support, our Home for Good programme to our residential projects, we are extremely fortunate to have such a versatile and committed group of supporters.
We were delighted to welcome our Royal Patron, The Duke of Cambridge, as a volunteer during the second lockdown, where he helped to prepare and deliver food parcels to our clients in our emergency and regular accommodation projects. Volunteers are, and always will be, the lifeblood of our organisation.”
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