The Duke of Cambridge volunteered at a homeless shelter during lockdown

Naomi Gordon
·2-min read
Photo credit: The passage
Photo credit: The passage

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The Duke of Cambridge volunteered at a homeless shelter in London during the nation's second lockdown last year.

Homeless charity The Passage confirmed that Prince William visited their centre in the capital on three separate occasions in the weeks leading up to Christmas, where he helped to pack and deliver food to homeless residents in the charity's accommodation projects.

The duke, who is Patron of the charity, worked with a team of volunteers to prepare hot meals for those who had been moved off the streets and into emergency hotel accommodation. He also spoke with residents about their life experiences.

The Passage's chief executive, Mick Clarke said: "This year, more than ever, our army of volunteers have enabled The Passage to keep our vital services running throughout both lockdowns and the time in-between.

"From our emergency food hub to fundraising, outreach to essential office support, our Home for Good programme to our residential projects, we are extremely fortunate to have such a versatile and committed group of supporters.

"We were delighted to welcome our Royal Patron, The Duke of Cambridge, as a volunteer during lockdown 2, where he helped to prepare and deliver food parcels to our clients in our emergency and regular accommodation projects. Volunteers are, and always will be, the lifeblood of our organisation."

The charity added that while it has been an "incredibly challenging year, our volunteers have worked exceptionally hard to ensure that The Passage's essential services could continue operating for vulnerable people throughout the pandemic; our vital food hub provided 70,000 meals for clients and those in emergency accommodation during both lockdowns".

William did not make his visit public on his social media channels, as he carried out his work in a private capacity, as a volunteer.

For more information about The Passage, or to donate, you can visit the site here.

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