HRH The Duchess of Cambridge becomes patron of Warminster-based charity
By wp_alistair | Thursday, January 05, 2012, 21:30
Action on Addiction, with its Head Office in East Knoyle between Warminster and Shaftesbury, and a training centre on Ash Walk in the centre of Warminster itself, was delighted to announce today that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has included it as one of four charities she will be patron of in 2012.
Action on Addiction is the only UK charity working on a spectrum of issues across the addiction field, including prevention, treatment, research, and support in relation to professional workforces, families and children. The Duchess of Cambridge, prior to making the decision to formally announce her patronage, visited one of Action on Addiction's treatment centres to meet with individual clients about their treatment and recovery.
Nick Barton, Chief Executive of the charity said, "It is a great honour for the Charity that Her Royal Highness has chosen to become our patron. We are very grateful to the Duchess whose support will enable us to keep the issue of addiction in the spotlight. Addiction is a consuming condition that results in a great deal of harm to individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. Yet, is not always well understood or responded to effectively. We are thrilled that the Duchess will be supporting us in our mission to free people from addiction and its effects."
The Duchess of Cambridge will also become the Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices, the Royal Patron of The Art Room and Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, London
In addition, The Duchess of Cambridge is to become a volunteer in the Scout Association, volunteering time privately with groups in North Wales and elsewhere as opportunity arises.
According to St James' Palace, The Duchess of Cambridge will be making both public and private visits to the charities and organisations of which she has become Patron...so look out Warminster maybe?