Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM

THE ROYAL FOUNDATION’S COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has donated nearly 1.8 million pounds ($2.3 million) to 10 leading charities at the heart of mental health and frontline support by means of a bespoke fund set up as part of the Foundation’s response to COVID-19.

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Earlier this week, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held a special meeting with four representatives from organisations which will benefit from the fund, including two emergency responders and two mental health counsellors. The meeting was held on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.



Together in partnership with NHS England, individual grief trauma counselling from Hospice UK will be available for all frontline workers.
In addition, over 250,000 emergency responders will have access to peer-to-peer support, training and mental health resources from Mind’s Blue Light mental health support programme.

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“We have all been in awe of the incredible work that frontline staff and emergency responders have been doing in response to COVID-19, but we know that for many of them the pandemic will have a lasting impact on their mental health.”

The Duchess of Cambridge
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“It’s great to hear how The Royal Foundation is supporting you and many others to build resilience and give you the networks you need through its COVID-19 Response Fund, which will help ten leading charities continue their crucial work.”

The Duke of Cambridge
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The 10 organisations that will benefit from The Royal Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund are: Mind, Hospice UK, The Ambulance Staff Charity, CALM, Best Beginnings, Anna Freud National Centre, Place2Be, Shout 85258, The Mix and Young Minds UK.



Royal Fashion: Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambrideg wore a new SUZANNAH London “Cotton Shirt Dress Blue Polka” dress, which sells for £995, 20% of the sale of the dress will go towards The Royal Foundation’s COVID-19 Fund.

For accessories, The Duchess opted for Sézane’s Stéphanie Cuff in Ecru Gold,
Daniella Draper Gold Mini Cupid Hoop Earrings, and Castañer official “Carina” 80 wedges in Camel.



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