The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Fostering Network’s annual awards ceremony in London. The Fostering Excellence Awards are the UK’s most prestigious awards in foster care support.
The Fostering Network is a London-based charity that supports foster carers and advocates for foster care policy in the government. They work with over 60,000 foster care families in the United Kingdom to provide support, change, and influence in the foster care community.
Tonight’s Fostering Excellence Awards honor the many roles in the foster care community, including social workers, educators, children, and families. TV personality Holly Willoughby hosted the 2015 awards ceremonies, which took place at a London banquet facility called BMA House.
At the event, the Duchess of Cambridge met with children, foster carers, social workers, staff, and volunteers. She presented the Fostering Achievement Award to three nominees who showed exceptional achievements during the year.
The Duchess of Cambridge also received a gift for her little ones. Prince George and Princess Charlotte each received a quilt handmade by foster children in one of Fostering Network’s programs.
For tonight’s evening awards ceremony, Catherine chose a dress by London-based, Indian-born designer Saloni. It was recently announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would take an official tour of India in 2016. The “Martine” dress is made of a crinkle-effect fabric in cobalt blue.
The Duchess accessorized with her Mulberry clutch and Catherine Zoraida fern leaf earrings. She wore a new pair of black suede pointed-toe pumps.
Tonight’s event provided a fabulous spotlight for the work of Fostering Network. Kate’s attendance showed great support for foster carers and was a great treat for the families, volunteers, children and staff who do such great work.