On 13 May, Cardinal Vincent and the Duke of Cambridge visited the Passage to launch their newly refurbished building. The Cardinal, who is patron of the charity, thanked all those that support the work of the Passage, particularly the Sisters of Charity.
An extensive refurbishment of the St Vincent’s Centre had been completed, creating a new client restaurant, winter garden, new employment and training space, as well as new accommodation units and client activity spaces. This refurbishment will give the Passage a lasting legacy to be able to serve the most vulnerable in society for generations to come and enable them to help individuals to find their own home for good.
The Duke of Cambridge previously visited the Passage in 1994 as a child with his mother, the Princess of Wales, and Prince Harry, prior to the organisation’s refurbishment. Prince William was presented with a picture of this visit in 1994, by one of the Passage’s clients.