November 27, 2019
Sophie, Countess visited Footsteps Centre in Oxfordshire. The centre helps disabled children to maximise their physical abilities, providing funding for children to benefit from intensive physiotherapy.
Yesterday we had a visit from The Countess of Wessex, who is a keen supporter of children's charities. She spent an hour meeting children and parents at Footsteps.@RoyalFamily pic.twitter.com/tnXsNEnDa8— Footsteps Foundation (@FootstepsF) November 28, 2019
The Countess of Wessex met young children receiving specialist physiotherapy treatment. Footsteps supports children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders.
The charity has 8 physiotherapists providing treatment across a range of equipment, including a special ‘spider’ – that helps children improve strength and movement.
HRH met 14 year old Melissa, who uses the specialist ‘spider’ physio therapy equipment. Melissa spoke to The Countess about her weekly sessions to help her movement after a spinal injury. pic.twitter.com/eSQfY2zPQR— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 27, 2019
Sylva Wood Centre
The Countess of Wessex also made a visit to the Sylva Wood Centre in Oxfordshire. Sylva is an environmental charity that aims to help Britain’s trees and woodlands thrive, caring for 90,000 hectares.
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Today we welcomed a very special guest to open our Anglo Saxon house. HRH Countess of Wessex joined us at the Sylva Wood Centre to unveil the interpretation panel. She was introduced to our community of designers and craftspeople and even had a go at using a hand plane! @theroyalfamily thank you very much for supporting our work
A great honour to have welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex @RoyalFamily to open the House of Wessex at the Sylva Wood Centre. A little Anglo-Saxon drizzle did not dampen spirits! pic.twitter.com/GkCzTcCBmU— Sylva Foundation (@SylvaFoundation) November 27, 2019
Sophie of Wessex officially opened the charity’s restored Anglo Saxon building the ‘House of Wessex’.
The Countess also visited the Wood Centre workshop and talked with with furniture design makers.
Inside the Wood Centre workshop The Countess talks with furniture design makers Andrew and Daisy, who are supported by the charity. The pair set up their own business ‘Lula James’ in September, making bespoke wooden furniture and small crafts. pic.twitter.com/tnkBRZgRNu— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 27, 2019
Today The Countess of Wessex is visiting Oxfordshire. HRH is at the @SylvaFoundation, an environmental charity that supports Britain’s trees and woodlands – helping to care for 90,000 hectares across the UK 🌲🌳 pic.twitter.com/w27DOwXfCX— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 27, 2019
Later, The Countess of Wessex visited Earth Trust, where she learnt more about the charity’s work in tackling local environmental challenges.
As Patron of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations, HRH is heavily involved with agriculture and land. At @earth_trust , The Countess learns more about the charity’s work in tackling local environmental challenges. pic.twitter.com/SHTW9viAii— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 27, 2019
Sophie of Wessex wore printed scarf, Prada black suede boots, Ellery skirt, Lucia Odescalchi Berlin earrings, Sophie Habsburg Lunatic clutch and gray coat.
Earth Trust was honoured to receive a special visitor this afternoon. HRH The Countess of Wessex met CEO Jayne Manley and Chair of Trustees Ian Davidson to learn about how we are tackling local environmental challenges. https://t.co/GtVGNbaPhT pic.twitter.com/w8e3m3WVcZ— Earth Trust (@earth_trust) November 27, 2019
She also visited IntoUniversity to learn about the academic support offer to young students. IntoUniversity provide local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. The Countess of Wessex visited the Oxford centre.
We were delighted to welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex @RoyalFamily to our Oxford centre yesterday where she spoke with our students about their future ambitions, including Halima who wants to set up an art gallery and Oyin who wants to be prime minister! pic.twitter.com/PVWxtZRtfI— IntoUniversity (@IntoUniversity) November 28, 2019
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