HRH The Princess Royal visits Bridgend Carers Centre
Bridgend Carers Centre and Carers Trust Wales were delighted to host Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, connecting her with unpaid carers and showcasing the value of local carer organisations.
As President of Carers Trust, The Princess Royal visited Bridgend Carers Centre on 3 April to see first hand the support unpaid carers in the area receive from the Carers Trust Network Partner.
Helen Pitt, Manager of Bridgend Carers Centre, said:
“We were so proud to connect The Princess Royal with young carers, veteran carers and parent carers who spoke first-hand about the invaluable support they receive from the Centre.
“It was a great atmosphere with our Carers’ Choir performing and a brilliant opportunity to celebrate our impact alongside our funders, Members of the Senedd and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Mid-Glamorgan.”
Chair of Carers Trust, John McLean OBE, said:
“During Carers Trust’s 50th anniversary year it was a privilege to welcome The Princess Royal to one of our Welsh local carer organisations and to celebrate her presidency of the organisation.
“Local carer organisations are key to delivering the nationwide transformation in support for unpaid carers and, in Wales, they are collectively delivering support to more than 75,000 unpaid carers: every Network Partner is a vital cog in that wheel.
“The Princess Royal’s visit to Bridgend Carers Centre is a great honour to our Network in Wales, highlighting the collective impact Carers Trust has across the country.”