Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Another great cause for Kate

Earlier this autumn, Kensington Palace said that the Duchess of Cambridge would be taking on a series of engagements focused on some of those areas of life that often get overlooked. And the latest event inked into her diary throws the spotlight on fostering. On November 17th, Kate will be at the Fostering Network's Fostering Excellence Awards.

The Duchess of Cambridge on her last visit to the Fostering Network in January this year
(photo The Fostering Network)

The prizes, being given out in London, celebrate many different aspects of fostering. There are categories for all those involved in and supporting fostering work in the UK. Among the awards being given out is one for 16 to 24 year olds who have been fostered and who have shown outstanding achievement, another for those in the same age group who have excelled in education and a President's Award for exceptional contribution to fostering.

Kate last visited the Fostering Network in January this year when she popped along to an event in Islington and took part in round table discussions about some of the issues affecting foster care followed by a tea party reception. The duchess met carers and some of those whose lives have been enhanced by fostering including Zoe Witherington who later said ''I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of my foster carers and so I am very happy that I had the chance to tell The Duchess directly what a difference they have made to my life.''

The awards, hosted by TV star Holly Willougby, will take place in London and already have their own hashtag, #TFNAwards.

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