The Prince of Wales, President of The Prince’s Trust, last week attended a pre-dinner reception for the annual Prince's Trust ‘Invest In Futures’ gala, where he met the charity’s Ambassadors, supporters and beneficiaries.

Prince Charles with Kylie Minogue, Hugh Dennis and Joanna Lumley
Prince Charles with Kylie Minogue, Hugh Dennis and Joanna Lumley

Over the past 11 years, The Prince’s Trust’s annual ‘Invest in Futures’ gala dinner has encouraged the financial community to help disadvantaged young people into work, training or enterprise. Launched in 2005 by Michael Marks CBE, the initiative has raised more than £17.5m for The Prince’s Trust and supported tens of thousands of young people.

This year’s event was hosted by Joanna Lumley OBE and Hugh Dennis, and featured entertainment from Kylie Minogue.

In his speech to guests, The Prince of Wales thanked everyone for their continued support. He said:

“Thank you more than I can possibly say for continuing to invest in our young people and their opportunities in this country. Your generosity, above all else, will pave the way for our disadvantaged young people as they seek to make their mark in the world. As we celebrate the 40th anniversary, your support will allow my Trust to remain at the heart of all our communities in this country and to help those young people who are most in need to believe in their ability to succeed.”

The Prince’s Trust continues to support hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged young people. Since it began, 40 years ago, The Trust has helped 825,000 young people and this year alone, will support over 100 more each day.


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