Duchess of Cornwall marks special milestone in Haringey
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall was the special guest of honour in Haringey as one of the borough’s vaccine centres approaches the 50,000th vaccination-mark in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Her Royal Highness first met NHS staff, volunteers and Haringey residents getting their vaccines at the Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre (also known as the ‘Tottenham Vaccination Centre’), where the Duchess saw first-hand how the centre is engaging with the local community to combat vaccine hesitancy.
Her Royal Highness was also shown how to prepare a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine while at the centre.
It was then on to the London Islamic Cultural Society (LISC) and Mosque in Wightman Road, where the Duchess got a glimpse of how members of our Muslim community have rallied round to support those in need of assistance, help and support – irrespective of their faith – at this time.
HRH also helped prepare gift hampers which will be sent to frontline staff, the homeless and refugee children during the Holy Month of Ramadan, which is currently expected to commence early next week.
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, speaking at the event, said:
I’ve visited quite a few vaccination centres and I never cease to be impressed at all the work everyone is doing. They are absolute stars, we couldn’t do it without them (referring to the volunteers and vaccinators).
The Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Adam Jogee, said:
I’ve been overwhelmed by the response of our many diverse communities in what has been a year like no other and, as we approach the 50,000th vaccination at the Tottenham Vaccination Centre this week, I’m thrilled that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall was in attendance to see the fantastic community engagement and vaccination work being done by our NHS staff, volunteers and communities. It’s a shot in the arm, in more ways than one too, for everybody who lives and works here after a truly tough 12 months or so.
Dr Russell Hearn, GP Partner at Morris House Group Practice, said:
We were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate the milestone of 50,000 Covid vaccinations from Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre.
We’ve worked closely with our local communities to get as many people as possible the best protection from this dreadful virus, and it’s an honour to have the team’s hard work recognised.
Bibi Khan, President of the London Islamic Cultural Society (LICS) and Mosque in Wightman Road, said:
We are ecstatic to have HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visit our humble Cultural Centre and Mosque.
The visit grants us not only the pleasure of meeting a senior member of the Royal Family, but also access to the wealth of experience HRH has from the numerous charities HRH represents or works with.
It represents a further step in our growth, another chance to display our values of hope, peace, community, harmony, and goodwill to humankind.
In trying times, as we are in now, a visit from HRH is a welcome boost to our community. It also highlights just how much work is being done to provide for, and help, our community.
For more pictures of HRH the Duchess of Cornwall's visit to the Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre and the London Islamic Cultural Society (LICS) and Mosque in Wightman Road, please see the gallery over on our Facebook page (external link).
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