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The Cambridges

New joint patronage for William and Kate


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have become joint patrons of NHS Charities Together which supports and champions charities across the National Health Service.

William and Kate’s new roles will see them give their backing to the work of the organisation which includes 240 charities that provide extra funding and services to the NHS, on top of the core services already offered. Its work includes supporting hospitals and community services including those focused on mental health issues.

The announcement of their new, joint patronage came as the couple began the first full day of their tour of the UK by Royal Train. As the Duke and Duchess met ambulance workers in Edinburgh, it was confirmed that they had taken on the new roles with NHS Charities Together.

The organisation is multi faceted and its work includes specialist advice, providing forums for nationwide fundraising campaigns and giving a united voice to NHS Charities on a national level.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour will see them travel through Scotland, England and Wales over the course of three days to show their appreciation for frontline and support workers and all they have done during the coronavirus pandemic.

The tour began on December 6th 2020 when the couple departed Euston on board the Royal Train.

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