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HOMETRUTHS was very privileged to be invited to Clarence House by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall yesterday together with celebrities including: Julie Walters, Jamelia, Alesha Dixon, Patrick Stewart and Fiona Bruce, representatives of organisations including: The White Ribbon Campaign, Refuge, Welsh Women's Aid, NSPCC, NCDV, Barnardo's, Suzy Lamplugh Trust, Victim Support, SafeLives, Women's Equality Party and the Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Royal College of Midwives.

Lunch was held on the lawn of Clarence House - home of HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duchess of Cornwall made a speech where she stated "Domestic abuse remains a hidden issue in our society... it is characterised by silence ... this silence is corrosive: it leaves women, children - and men - carrying the burden of shame, it prevents them from speaking out about their abuse and it prevents them from getting help. And at its worst, it can be fatal."

We are so pleased to have been recognised by HRH Duchess of Cornwall for the work we provide at grass roots level in Swindon & Wiltshire and to have been a guest at such a high profile event.

It is so important that domestic abuse is talked about and properly addressed if we are to make changes for survivors and victims.

Read more about the event: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3690416/Duchess-Cornwall-delivers-heartfelt-speech-support-domestic-abuse-victims-Clarence-House.html

Listen to Woman's Hour Programme live from the event.  The piece begins at 19 mins and 40 seconds into the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07kld9m

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