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HRH at 999

October 3rd 2009

The Duchess speaks to users and staff. Photo: Pat Greenwood © 2009
The 999 Club and its day centre in Deptford had a royal guest on 10th September. For nearly an hour, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall spoke with staff and day centre regulars, particularly those who'd been helped by the centre in the past. Johnson Babu, 53 years old and originally from Kenya, told Her Royal Highness that he had been on the streets in 2007, but that after the 999 Club took him into their night shelter, he had found his feet and is now in a flat and working. A spokeswoman for Clarence House, the official residence of the Duchess, told The Pavement: "It was a wonderful visit. Her Royal Highness really enjoyed learning about the work of the 999 Club and meeting the dedicated team that runs it. The Club offers assistance and reassurance to some of the most vulnerable members of our community and they must be commended on all that they do."

October 2009



A fresh approach

Grim discovery in Kent

Dispersal zone extended at Waterloo

Official headcount drops to 464

HRH at 999

Stop stop-and-search

Death in Peterborough

Tory councils to cut spending on services

Soup Run Forum news

Recession bites Bury - and beyond

Cardiff sees rise in homeless migrants

A Finsbury fortune

Alaskan deaths raise alarm

Essex clown dies

French "tramp game" sparks controversy

Homeless doll for the rich

Hard work to meet Scotland’s 2012 target

Housing in hard times

Street Shield 8: The Tunnels

Mad about film

A Don deal?

On a mission

Homeless film in Fife

Connect 2

Void of imagination

Haunted graffiti


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