The Prince of Wales corresponded with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Patricia Hewitt, in 2004 about In Kind Direct.
The former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry wrote to The Prince of Wales to say that she had met with the charity In Kind Direct (founded by The Prince of Wales in 1996) to hear about the charity’s work.
Patricia Hewitt said she is unable to help with any funding for In Kind Direct. She also said she has tried to assist by introducing them to various other public sector bodies or to other government colleagues.
The Prince replied to thank the Secretary of State for her help.