St James's Palace reception hosted by HRH Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra has been Mind's royal patron since 1969 and in February 2010 we hosted a reception at St James's Palace to celebrate Her Royal Highness's 40th anniversary in the role.

The Princess is a keen supporter of Mind, attending awareness raising events and, whenever possible, personally thanking our supporters and volunteers for devoting so much of their time and energy to our work.

The evening reception at St James's Palace was a perfect opportunity to acknowledge many of the inspirational people who have played a role in our past and to share our successes with those who make them happen.

Guests included Mind shop volunteers, exceptional events and community fundraisers, and some of our generous legacy pledgers.

Also at the event were many high profile visitors, including the actress Helen McCrory  and Lord Melvyn Bragg, who gave an inspiring speech about his own personal journey, reflecting on our work in tackling the stigma that still surrounds mental health.

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