Duchess Catherine attends Fostering Excellence Awards
Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge attended the 2015 Fostering Excellence Awards at the British Medical Association House in London last night (17.11.15).
Duchess Catherine met children and young people, foster carers, social workers and care leavers at the special tea party organised by The Fostering Network and hosted by ‘This Morning’ presenter Holly Willoughby.
In a foreward to the awards programme, she wrote: “It is fantastic that we are all gathered this evening to celebrate fostering and the truly transformational care that is a lifeline to so many.
“The people we will hear about tonight are truly extraordinary and show how good foster care changes children and young people’s lives.”
The 33-year-old royal – who has two-year-old son Prince George and six-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte with husband Prince William – also presented three young people with the Fostering Achievement Award, which celebrates extraordinary achievements by 16 to 24-year-olds who have been in care.
Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network, commented before the event: ‘The Duchess will be presenting an award to three young people who have shown how far determination, a good attitude, and proper support and stability can get you.
“Sadly not every young person has a positive start in life, but The Fostering Network, foster carers and all those involved in working with fostered young people throughout the UK will continue to strive to make life better for them.”
Catherine looked stunning in a £555 cobalt blue crinkle-effect gown by Indian-born designer Saloni at the event.