Coronavirus: Prince William says Britain is “at its best when we are in crisis” | UK News


Prince William said the coronavirus epidemic has again shown that Britain is “at its best when we are in crisis”.

The Duke of Cambridge hailed community spirit that “comes back quickly” in video calls to small charities helping support vulnerable people COVID-19 pandemic.

The charities he spoke to received money from the National Emergencies Trust (NET).

In a video, he spoke to Jacky Crawford of the Moorlands Community Charity in Goole, East Yorkshire.

Praising the public’s reaction to the crisis, he said, “I think Britain is at its best, strangely, when we are in crisis.

“We are all pulling together and this sense of community and that sense of community comes back faster than anything. “

In the pictures, Mrs Crawford asked William to send a ‘virtual high high’ to the charity Moorlands and he replied: ‘You are doing a fantastic job, please send many good wishes and many thanks to all volunteers. “

The organization, which provides meals to isolated households and vital products such as baby powder and diapers, has seen a significant increase in referrals since the COVID-19 epidemic.

William also enjoyed a joke with Mrs. Crawford when she explained that she and her partner were sticking to opposite sides of the house “so we don’t get infected, just in case.”

Arousing laughter from charity, William joked: “Is that an excuse you have been looking for Jacky for a while?” “

The videos were released when it was announced that William had been named NET boss.

He said 12.5 million pounds have been distributed since the emergency call was launched with William’s help last month.

He also called again the Dal Dy Dir community farm in Powys, Wales, which supports people with disabilities and other marginalized groups.

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Natalie Webster of the farm told her that the help from the trust had made “an incredible difference” to volunteers and charitable staff.

The prince said, “I want to make sure that the NET is working properly and that the money is getting to the right people at the right time and that you also feel supported. “

Last week, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge participated in their first virtual tour of the school, surprising children of key workers at a Lancashire school with a video call.

NET President Lord Dannatt said everyone involved in the trust was “delighted” to have William as their new sponsor.

He added: “We look forward to working with him and our partners in the UK community foundation network to help communities across the country tackle the dramatic increase in food poverty and many other social problems. increasingly urgent resulting from this crisis. “

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