The Duchess gave a poignant speech about her involvement with Action on Addiction
Kate Middleton has spoken of the ‘pride and excitement’ she has in being able to help children affected by parents with addiction issues. During a visit to The Willows Primary School in Manchester on Tuesday the Duchess of Cambridge gave a short speech about Addiction on Addiction’s work.
The royal headed to the Whythenshawe estate to launch the school’s new counselling programme and while there she took the time to say a few words, expressing her excitement of the new scheme aimed directly at supporting children.
Kate Middleton said: ‘Last year, I asked The Royal Foundation, which I share with William and Harry, to see what could be done to help these children. In partnership with Comic Relief, our foundation commissioned a piece of research to explore this issue.
‘Today, it gives me an enormous feeling of pride and excitement to launch a programme that will bring this research to life. Place2Be delivers exceptional specialist counselling services in schools. Action on Addiction’s MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) programme delivers life changing and expert support to families affected by addiction.’
While it was a positive trip, the Duchess did touch on the issue of addiction adding: ‘Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease and its impact can be simply devastating.’
However with the launch of the new programme Kate Middleton finished by praising the incredible work the charity does, ‘Through my Patronage of Action for Addiction, I feel fortunate to have met a wide range of inspirational people who have overcome addiction.’ Kate said. ‘It is so encouraging to see that with the right help – like that of Action for Addiction – it can be conquered.’
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