A hit with the kids! Duchess of Edinburgh served food and painted faces at Christmas party for Ukrainian refugees this week
- Duchess Sophie, 58, looked casual as she chatted to families and served food
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The Duchess of Edinburgh was a hit with children and adults alike as she volunteered at a Christmas party for Ukrainian refugees this week.
Sophie, 58, cut a casual figure in a black polo neck jumper as she chatted to families, served festive food and painted children’s faces at The Lighthouse in Woking, Surrey.
The royal paired her laid back ensemble with black trousers and added a gold chain.
The event included music from the Ukrainian band Atmasfera, a visit from Sviatyij Mykolai (Saint Nicholas), and a Ukrainian puppeteer.
The charity, of which the Duchess became patron earlier this year, hosts a range of projects in central Woking and Barnsbury to support, encourage and empower those who find themselves in need.
The Duchess of Edinburgh appeared in great spirits as she volunteered at a Christmas party for Ukrainian refugees on Tuesday
The charity, which also runs Woking Foodbank and the Jigsaw baby bank, will be supporting around 4,000 local people who will find Christmas tough this year.
It’s Christmas Kindness appeal includes food hampers, toy vouchers for children, winter warming items, clothing, toiletries, a meal on Christmas Day and more.
It’s not the first time that Sophie has visited the charity as she baked mince pies and packed Christmas care packages for the Woking charity in 2021.
The royal got stuck in during the visit, serving breakfast to beneficiaries of the charity and helping to pack essential items for children in need over the festive season.
She was seen baking festive treats, heating up croissants and serving spiced apple juice in the Lighthouse kitchen before chatting to locals during the visit.
She later helped pack care packages for children, all of whom have been referred to us by local support workers and service providers, containing items like shower gel and toys.
The Lighthouse is a charity seeking to tackle widespread poverty and undergo a variety of projects for the local community, including offering free haircuts for men and advice for those suffering with debt.
Duchess Sophie, 58, looked casual in a black polo neck jumper as she painted childrens faces at The Lighthouse in Woking, Surrey
The royal also showed her personable side as she chatted to families during her visit
Sophie beamed as she chatted to Ukrainian woman at the Christmas party in Surrey
The royal paired her laid back ensemble with black trousers and added a gold necklace
Sophie got involved in some festive face painting, drawing reindeer antlers on one delighted young girl
Sophie, who is patron of The Lighthouse, served up some delicious festive food for the families
The royal also got involved in some arts and crafts with Ukrainian children who live locally
Last year the royal looked the picture of joy as she cuddled adorable babies at a local parenting group in the Jigsaw Hub at The Lighthouse.
Sophie beamed in delight as she met with local new mothers and their babies as she opened the new Jigsaw Hub which is just a few miles from her Bagshot Park home.
The Lighthouse’s new hub is supporting the community by offering a safe space for mothers to meet.
It hosts a range of projects aiming to support, encourage and empower marginalised and vulnerable members of society through offering training and providing care packages and food.
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