The Countess of Wessex has spent the day in Staffordshire visiting a number of local charities
To start her visit in Staffordshire, The Countess of Wessex visited JCB in support of their NSPCC Platinum Jubilee Appeal, which was set up to honour of Her Late Majesty The Queen’s 70 year reign.
Her Royal Highness became Patron of the NSPCC in 2016, a role that was previously held by Queen Elizabeth for more than 60 years.
During the visit, The Countess got the chance to meet some of the employees who helped the fundraising efforts and officially open the new JCB factory.
Next, Her Royal Highness visited the Newcastle-Under-Lyme Council’s Safe Space initiative, to see the work being carried out by staff and volunteers on the local refugee programme.
The Countess also learnt about how the programme is supporting women who may feel vulnerable whilst out at night.
The day finished at the Salvation Army, where Her Royal Highness had the chance to see the work being carried out by staff on the Rough Sleepers Initiative, by supporting those who are homeless or sleeping rough and helping move them into safety and accommodation.