GEW have celebrated the Queen’s monumental achievement of reaching her Platinum Jubilee by holding an internal fundraising event. All staff were invited to dress down for a British themed RED, WHITE and BLUE day to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
In total GEW staff raised £155.42 which has been donated to the Prince’s Trust. The Trust was created in 1970 by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, who wished to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK.
With the UK struggling with record levels of unemployment and spiralling inflation at the time, the Prince believed young people were being left behind. Prince Charlies used his Navy severance pay – totalling £7400 – to fund a number of community initiatives, including grants to a 19-year old woman who helped run a social centre for the Haggerston Housing Estate in East London. This project and other similar early initiatives became the founding projects of The Prince’s Trust, which continued to develop over the next few decades – by September 2020, the Trust announced it had supported over 1,000,000 young people since its inception.
Find out more about the Prince’s Trust and how you can donate on their website at https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/