At the premiere, Catherine walked the red carpet and met representatives of Action on Addiction. The charity “brings help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction and those living with people who suffer problems of addiction” according to a press release from Kensington Palace.
Action on Addiction is the only UK charity that covers all fields of addiction from treatment, basic education to honours degree level education, research, campaigns and support for families of those addicted.
Royal Central reached out to Action on Addiction about the premiere to which Graham Beech, Chief Executive said: “We are grateful to our Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for continuing to ensure that the subject of addiction is not ignored. Addiction is a devastating condition which affects individuals, families and communities, but people can and do recover. The theme of ‘A Street Cat Called Bob’ highlights the message that even when people hit rock bottom, there is hope.”
A Street Cat Named Bob is a film based on the international best-selling book by James Bowen. The film is the true story of a young homeless busker, James Bowen (played by Luke Treadaway of Unbroken) and a stray cat. Bowen found the injured cat and despite his dire conditions nursed the cat back to health. The feel good story follows how they ultimately save each other and transform their lives. Other stars of the film include Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Anthony Head (Merlin).