The Duchess of Cornwall announced as Patron of GIVIT
GIVIT is honoured to announce Her Royal Highness - The Duchess of Cornwall as our Patron.
The Duchess of Cornwall has supported GIVIT’s vital work matching the generosity of donors with those in need across Australia, including donating to provide essential items to help communities and people rebuild after the recent catastrophic bushfire season.
This announcement will enable GIVIT to continue its work to give practical support to those in need.
The Duchess’s advocacy will support GIVIT’s national Bushfires Appeal, National Indigenous Support Program, and raise awareness of the urgently needed items to help millions of Australians affected by the economic repercussions of the Coronavirus crisis. HRH is also passionate about combatting domestic abuse, so our Domestic and Family Violence Appeal is also a good fit.
GIVIT Founder and Director, Juliette Wright OAM, said GIVIT is incredibly honoured and grateful The Duchess of Cornwall accepted its invitation to become Patron.
“It’s clear The Duchess of Cornwall and GIVIT share strong values in wanting to help people and communities in very real and practical ways,” said GIVIT Founder, Juliette Wright OAM.
“I am certain the support from The Duchess of Cornwall will directly help to ease the suffering of people and communities affected by everyday hardships, recent catastrophic bushfires, ongoing drought conditions, and now Australia’s most challenging public health and economic emergency.”
As in disasters and emergencies such as the recent bushfires, GIVIT is working with all levels of government and over 3,200 registered charities and community groups to manage donations and ensure people impacted by COVID-19 have access to essential items when they need them.
About The Duchess of Cornwall
The Duchess of Cornwall supports her husband, The Prince of Wales, in carrying out his work and duties as Heir to the Throne.
The Duchess of Cornwall supports over 90 charities as Patron or President. Her Royal Highness’s charity work is varied but several themes prevail: health, literacy, supporting victims of rape and sexual abuse and domestic violence, empowering women; food; animals and heritage and the arts.
In 2016, Her Majesty The Queen passed on a number of Patronages to other members of The Royal Family. As part of this, The Duchess of Cornwall assumed new Patronages at various charities. To find out more about Her Royal Highness's charitable work, please visit The Duchess’s official website.
To read more about The Duchess’s husband, Prince Charles, please read his official biography here