Royal visitor helps charity celebrate its family work

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A ROYAL visitor is to help a children’s charity celebrate more than 100 years and will bury a time capsule in the grounds.

HRH The Countess of Wessex, pictured, will attend a ceremony at Dorchester Abbey for Parents And Children Together (PACT), on Thursday.

She will also unveil a plaque.

The time capsule will contain items collected from a number of PACT projects and service users to demonstrate the charity’s work in adoption, fostering and community projects.

PACT finds families for children in care through adoption and fostering services in the South East.

The ceremony will also be attended by local dignitaries, trustees of PACT and children from Dorchester School.

PACT chief executive Jan Fishwick said: “We are thrilled and honoured that HRH The Countess of Wessex will be visiting us at Dorchester Abbey for this exciting occasion.

“PACT began in 1911 when the then Bishop of Oxford wanted to help unmarried mothers make a better life for their children. Today PACT looks very different but our core aim to build and strengthen families still remains.

“The time capsule will serve as a record of our work so far and a celebration of all we have achieved.”

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