Prince William, unlike the recently self-removed Duke of Sussex Prince Harry, seems to be handling his royal duties like a champion, as he headed a virtual meeting between National Emergencies Trust and small-sized charities in the UK yesterday.
– are provided to those most in need. The patron’s organization has been used in services and aides during the last few months, what with all the onslaught of COVID-19 wreaking havoc in the charity system across the UK. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, being the first major patron to the NET, organised the virtual meeting with local charity workers striving to make ends meet.
William had a conversation with Jacky Crawford, charity worker from Yorkshire: ‘You’re doing a fantastic job, please pass on many good wishes and big thank yous to all the volunteers.
Dal Dy Dir, Powys, Wales also received a call from HRH, known for disabilities and other marginalised groups support, in which its head Natalie Webster told him the trust’s timely support made ‘an incredible difference’ William said: ‘I want to make sure that the NET is getting it right and that the money is being distributed to the right people at the right time and that also you’re feeling supported.’
He also said: ‘We look forward to working with him, and our partners in the UK Community Foundation network, to help communities across the country tackle the dramatic rise in food poverty as well as the many other increasingly pressing social issues arising from this crisis.’
William told Ms Webster: ‘It’s got to be reassuring for everyone when so much is changing around them to know that you’re still there and your team are still looking out for them.
’ He also noticed a few animals in the background.He said, with a jesture: ‘Your sheep and chickens are running amok behind you so good luck!’ William passed around jokes with Ms. Crawford, who explained she’s been living on opposite ends of the house with her husband ‘so that we don’t infect each other, just in case’.
William was quick to point out, with a sense of humor: ‘Is this an excuse you’ve been looking for for a while Jacky?’
John Herriman, chief executive officer of the NET said: ‘We’re asking the public to make a contribution, if possible, and help us spread the word. ‘Everyone who donates can be sure that their money is reaching those in need quickly and making a real difference to those who need it most.’
With that, the Dukedom’s official Instagram post took the caption: ‘Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter’ #StayHomeSaveLives.’
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