William is visiting the Passage today and it was announced it was their new royal patron. He and Kate last visited the Passage late last year I think
The Duke of Cambridge has today become Royal Patron of The Passage, which is the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless and insecurely housed people. Established in 1980, The Passage has since helped over 130,000 people in crisis through its resource centre, homelessness prevention projects and two innovative accommodation services.
The Duke first visited The Passage as a child in 1993 with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and has made additional visits at various points over the last twenty-five years. Speaking at The Passage in 2016, The Duke said:
“The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me – about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfil their potential in life.”
The Duke is a longstanding supporter of organisations working to combat homelessness, and has also been Patron of Centrepoint, who work to help homeless young people, since 2005.
Mick Clarke, Chief Executive of The Passage said:
“During His Royal Highness’ visits to The Passage, it has been very clear that he has a deep concern for those affected by homelessness and a real interest in our work. For His Royal Highness to further express his support for The Passage’s work by becoming our Royal Patron is a tremendous honour, and a testament to how much he genuinely cares about this issue.”
The Duke of Cambridge first visited The @PassageCharity as a child in 1993 with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and has made additional visits at various points over the last twenty-five years.
This entry in The @PassageCharity visitor’s book marks The Duke of Cambridge's first visit with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales in 1993.
The Duke helps serve lunch alongside Malcolm (on the right), who’s been volunteering at the @PassageCharity for 21 years.8-10 volunteers support Head Chef Nour Shab in the kitchen every day. 2,651 homeless people were supported by @PassageCharity in 2017/18 - this was made possible with the help of the charity’s 450 regular volunteers who work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Meeting clients and volunteers from @PassageCharity’s ‘Home for Good’ Programme. The programme pairs formerly-homeless clients with local volunteers to help them settle into their new homes and community life.