Royal Visit for Oxford Art Room
15 February 2012, 08:17
The Duchess of Cambridge is going to visit the Oxford charity she became Royal patron of in January.
The Art Room uses art therapy to help children who are out of mainstream education or withdrawn and have been identified as needing special time away from school.
Catherine will visit the charity's classroom at Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford on the 21st of February. She will then head to Oxford Spires Academy School where she will see the work they do with children during the classes.
The Art Room in Oxford say they are already noticing how having Kate as their patron is booting the charity's profile.
They got almost 7 thousand hits the week is was announced Catherine was backing the charity. Since then they have been getting around a 100 hits a day, up from 20 before the announcement.
Juli Beattie started the charity and says they've been inundated with offers of support.
The charity is one of four Catherine will support. The others are Action on Addiction, the National Portrait Gallery and East Anglia's Children's Hospices, St James's Palace said.
The organisations have been personally chosen by the Duchess and reflect her interests and issues she wants to highlight.