Queen Camilla relaunches Wash Bags project

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Queen Camilla has relaunched the Wash Bags project during a reception at Buckingham Palace.

During the reception, she also thanked organisations and individuals for their work in supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Queen Camilla had made projects for violence against women a key part of her work since visiting the Croydon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in 2009. The Queen’s Wash Bags distributes bags with essential toiletries to Sexual Assault Referral Centres across the county.  These can be used in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault. The project began in 2013 in London.


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In a speech, the Queen said, “Now, we are also here to mark the relaunch of the washbags initiative, with huge thanks to Boots and In Kind Direct, without whom it wouldn’t have been possible. The washbags began as the seed of an idea in 2012, when I started learning more about the horrific impact sexual violence, and its aftermath, has on survivors. You do not, of course, need me to remind you that every year in England and Wales alone, nearly 800,000 women and 275,000 men suffer attempted or actual sexual assault – although the true figures are likely to be much higher.”

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