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Old 02-07-2013, 08:23 PM
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I volunteer with a cancer charity. My responsibility is keeping up with patients who have come to us to request assistance. I and another person call them every three or four months to let them know that we are thinking of them. We ask how they are doing, and then listen to what they have to say. It is terribly emotionally draining, sometimes you hear things you wish you didn't. To say that Kate's keeping up with kids (especially kids!) isn't hard work, is to not know the toll it can take on a human being.
First of all, after reading your post I went to re-read mine and admit I may have sounded a bit cold. It was never my intention to say that keeping in contact with the children, sending them her art, calling them once in a while is not important. It is, I'm sure the kids and their families appreciate it and I'm happy she's doing it. I know about the toll you're talking about, both my grandfather and uncle died of cancer not long ago and I know how we all suffered.
But sorry, my definition of hard work is a bit different....
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:25 AM
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[QUOTE=Daria_S;1514603]In complete agreement here. I work with children full-time, and even though I love them to pieces, they definitely drain me. QUOTE]

I really admire you for doing this work,it is good to know that people like you do it with all their heart and it is probably very exhausting and emotionally challenging.Sometimes I look after my nephew and niece who are 3 and 2yrs old and even though I love them,they sometimes strain my nerves
The Duchess would probably get less critisism if she had more photocalls and pictures posing with little children but she seems to prefer working behind the scenes without too much cameras.(In Austria we say "Do a good deed but don´t talk about it" & Catherine seems to follow this rule.)
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:09 PM
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I really admire you for doing this work,it is good to know that people like you do it with all their heart and it is probably very exhausting and emotionally challenging.Sometimes I look after my nephew and niece who are 3 and 2yrs old and even though I love them,they sometimes strain my nerves
The Duchess would probably get less critisism if she had more photocalls and pictures posing with little children but she seems to prefer working behind the scenes without too much cameras.(In Austria we say "Do a good deed but don´t talk about it" & Catherine seems to follow this rule.)
Thank you for your kind words. I like Catherine's attitude, because it shows that she doesn't want any focus on herself when she's working with her charities. She wants to make sure that the attention is on the cause, and with her in front of the cameras that's just not going to happen. I personally think more gets done when she visits/works with her charities in unofficial capacity, because there's no press to worry about.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:24 PM
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In complete agreement here. I work with children full-time, and even though I love them to pieces, they definitely drain me. A lot of people assume that teaching children with special needs is equivalent to babysitting, and that kind of attitude really irks me. Kids that are in special education have complex needs, and sometimes, they're more challenging than children who are typically developing, and since they're required to learn, the six hours I spend with them are anything but babysitting. They need to acquire certain skills, and it's my job to make sure that they do so, and let me tell you, at the end of the day I'm ready to crash. Same can be said when working with anyone who is terminally/seriously ill. It's draining, because you're putting your heart into your job, be it volunteering, or paid, and I'd imagine one is as exhausted from this type of work as someone who works in construction, or other job that is physically demanding. Catherine may not be doing something outside of her home on daily basis, but what she does while on the phone, listening to someone who is in pain is extremely valuable and admirable. Of course many people will never understand this, and will just keep saying over and over that the woman is a waste or space/money/time/etc.

Indeed it is!
My mom lives with us,she has dementia, long term memory fair, short term,she will ask me the same thing several times, my dad is a batchelor at home alone, I also am her legal guardian, this was my decision and choice ,every other week I try to have a three day weekend,I am exhausted,but I wouldn't trade it, I am the only one, no siblings,she is 82 father is 87.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:48 AM
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New event for the Duchess of cambridge:

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The Duchess of Cambridge, a Scout Association volunteer, will attend a training day at Tower Scout Camp in Cumbria on 22 March.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, a volunteer in the Scout Association, will attend a training day at Great Tower Scout Camp, Cumbria next Friday

Rebecca English@RE_DailyMail
Kate, a newly trained volunteer leader, will join Cub Scouts trying out tree climbing and outdoor cooking
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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BBC News - Duchess of Cambridge to visit Lake District scout camp
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:09 PM
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Looking forward to HRH visit with the Scouts.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:15 PM
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Lake district is an amazing place. Didn't she take her puppy when she want to a scouts event in the past? I wonder if she would do it this time round as well. Looking forward to this visit.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:04 PM
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Catherine and children is always a great combination. I'm really excited about this particular event.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:21 AM
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She must love the Lake District.
She used to spend her summer holidays there when she was a kid.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:34 PM
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finally we see the royal baby ''official'' bump!!! catherine look so perfect and beautifu! she will be a perfect mother, I can't wait to se the baby!
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:07 AM
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Lake district is an amazing place. Didn't she take her puppy when she want to a scouts event in the past? I wonder if she would do it this time round as well. Looking forward to this visit.
My parents went to the Lake District when they were on their three-week vacation of England and Wales in late July and early August 1990; they spent my mom's 38th birthday there. My mom says it's like our cottage country (we live in Southern Ontario).
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:09 AM
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Campfire Kate: Duchess of Cambridge to join Scouts training day in the Lake District:
Kate Middleton joins Scouts training day in the Lake District - Mirror Online

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Very excited about tomorrow's visit by Duchess of Cambridge to train with fellow @UKScouting volunteers @ScoutCentres http://bit.ly/WMKCrg
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:45 AM
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@ClarenceHouse Here at Great Tower in Cumbria it's all systems go as team prepare for Duchess of Cambridge's visit Ow.ly - image uploaded by @UKScouting

I can't stay awake much more. After this two week hospital stay my body's clock is really messed up so that's why I've been MIA on updates but for those who can stay awake these should be good sources it seems.
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UK Scout Association ‏@UKScouting 12m Media arrive @ Great Tower to report on Duchess visit MT @scoutsscarter: OB location for @BBC_Cumbria & @asagurden pic.twitter.com/uDQ1Dhdy8z

BBC is live right now interviewing people who are part of the Scouts and are basically explaining what's going to happen today with the Duchess.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:51 AM
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Live blog for today's visit:
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co....outh_Lakeland/
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:22 AM
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@RoyalReporter: The Duchess of Cambridge is on her way to Newby Bridge by car after taking a train from London to Oxenholme today, travelling First Class.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:07 AM
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Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at Great Tower Scout Activity Centre.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter Kate's wearing a Scouts neckerchief, a gren coat, blue trousers, and wellies.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:14 AM
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Having a laugh with other volunteers:
https://twitter.com/UKScouting/statu...888642/photo/1

More pics on the UK Scouting twitter site including this one: https://twitter.com/UKScouting/statu...745536/photo/1
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:18 AM
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Hello: Kate Middleton's visit to Scout camp in Lake District, Cumbria - hellomagazine.com

Daily Mail: Kate follows 'be prepared' motto as she wraps up to visit Scouts in snowy Lake District

Getty Images: The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Great Tower Scout Camp
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:08 AM
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Having a laugh with other volunteers:
https://twitter.com/UKScouting/statu...888642/photo/1

More pics on the UK Scouting twitter site including this one: https://twitter.com/UKScouting/statu...745536/photo/1
In the first pic, the Lady on the left is wearing a bush hat like Kate's and those earrings look a lot like a couple of Kate's as well. I think we have found The Duchess' style adviser!
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