HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a dinner for twelve of The Prince’s Charities and two of the Duchess of Cornwall’s charities at Buckingham Palace on the evening of Tuesday 2 February.
The Prince’s Charities is a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President: 18 of the 20 charities were founded personally by The Prince. The group is the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom, raising over £100 million annually. The organisations are active across a broad range of areas including opportunity and enterprise, the built environment, responsible business, education and health. The charities reflect The Prince of Wales’s long-term and innovative perspective, and seek to address areas of previously unmet need.
The British Asian Trust is the only one of The Prince of Wales’s Charities that focuses mainly on supporting charities in South Asia. This is done by bridging the gap between British Asians and communities in need in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK.
Each of the Charities brought a group of their supporters and friends to the evening. The British Asian Trust supporters included James and Aisha Caan who joined Raj and Priyanka Gill, Karan and Monica Israni, Kishore and Manju Lulla, Arif and Fayeeza Naqvi, Alpesh Patel, Ramila Patel and Anoup Treon.
The evening was an excellent opportunity for Trustees to meet supporters and discuss the work of the Trust. In the last 12 months the Trust has committed nine grants and reached out to over 300,000 beneficiaries.
His Royal Highness had the opportunity to thank the supporters for their contribution to the group of The Prince’s Charities.
The evening was rounded off with a beautiful musical performance by Camilla Kerslake.