Duchess steps in for victims
The Duchess of Cornwall meets a staff member at a sexual assault referral centre at King’s College Hospital, south London, yesterday. The Duchess has described a practical ‘wash bag’ scheme she devised to help rape victims as a ‘small crumb of comfort’. She came up with the idea to help those attacked feel more human after chatting to people who had been raped.
The programme will be tested for two years at Haven centres in London and, if successful, could expand. With the help of her private office, she drummed up enough donations from companies including Marks & Spencer, for 750 of the bags, some of which she saw on a visit yesterday to a sexual assault referral centre at King’s College Hospital, south London.