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Princess Anne vists carers centre

Princess Anne has visited a carers centre in Cheshire as part of her work as Patron of Carers Trust.

Princess Anne vists carers centre

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Princess Anne has visited a carers centre as part of her work as Patron of Carers Trust.

The 66-year-old royal paid a visit to Halton Carers Centre in Cheshire earlier this week in order to get a first-hand look at the work they do to support carers in the Runcorn and Widnes area.

In a series of professional photographs published to the Royal Family's Instagram account, the Princess Royal can be seen shaking hands with members of the carer community, as well as unveiling a commemorative Carers Trust plaque at the site.

The caption of the images - which were posted on Tuesday (01.08.17) - read: "Last week, The Princess Royal visited Halton Carers Centre in Cheshire to see first-hand how the centre supports carers in the Runcorn and Widnes area.

"The Princess met many unpaid carers including a group of young carers who are supported by the centre and Carers Trust staff.

"3 in 5 people in the UK will become a carer at some point in their lifetime. It is estimated that there are around 7 million unpaid carers in the UK with 2.1 million providing over 20 hours caring each week - 700,000 are under 18.

"Halton Carers Centre offers a wide range of respite therapies and activities for carers and is a place where they can go for advice, support and friendship."

Whilst on her trip, Princess Anne also spoke to a number of carers, including 69-year-old Linda Mannion, who cares for her husband and said the royal was "lovely".

She said: "The Princess was lovely. She asked about my caring role and I was able to tell her about the support from the carers centre where the staff always give us time."

Anne was also treated to performance from 'Les Miserables' by the Ella Performance Group, which is an inclusive group for young people and adults with learning disabilities.

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