Prince Philip Trust supports good causes

Prince Philip Trust supports good causes

Francis Batt

Prince Philip Trust supports good causes
Colin Rayner and the Earl of Wessex
More than £25,000 is being donated to good causes across the Windsor and Maidenhead area by The Prince Philip Trust Fund.

The Trust gives financial support to individuals and voluntary organisations in the Royal Borough.

The Duke of Edinburgh chaired its decision-making meetings for many years, before handing over to Prince Edward.

The Earl of Wessex chaired a meeting on Monday, November 18, where the following grants and guarantees were awarded:

* Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service - £1,345 to buy 50 uniform shirts and eight fleeces for the Alexander Nurses Home Care Team.

* Windsor Cricket Club's Junior XI - £2,000 to enable disadvantaged young players to participate in a cricket tour to Barbados.

* Windsor Local History Group - £800 contribution towards the cost of publishing a book about Windsor during the First World War.

* Thames Hospice - £2,000 for therapy programmes at the Community Therapy Unit, Ascot.

* St Mary's Community Centre, Datchet - £3,000 to purchase internal equipment for the new community hall.

* The Outdoor Trust - £1,000 contribution towards the planned Royal Walkway around Central Windsor.

* Earleywood Scout Centre and Camp Site, Sunninghill - £2,500 contribution towards the cost to urgently replace the sewage soakaway from the septic tank.

* Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra - a guarantee against loss of up to £1,500 in respect of their performance of a Strauss, Vaughan Williams and Berlioz Concert at Eton in March 2014.

* Royal Free Singers - £1,500 towards the costs of their performance of Bach's St John Passion in April 2014.

* Crossroads Care Windsor and Maidenhead - £2,000 to provide health breaks for family carers.

* People to Places - £2,000 to buy a new electric scooter for disabled shopmobility.

Other groups and organisations awarded grants or guarantees included Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, The Bridge Trust Thames Valley, and Churches Together in Maidenhead.

After the meeting, the Earl of Wessex received a cheque for £21,529 from the immediate past Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Colin Rayner.

The cash was raised at the Mayor's Ball at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor, on May 18.

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