Duke of Edinburgh Celebrates London Youth 130th Anniversary

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Duke of Edinburgh Celebrates London Youth 130th Anniversary
The Duke of Edinburgh greets guests at the Duke of Edinburgh's Award gold award presentations, at Buckingham Palace, London, 2017.

The Duke of Edinburgh Celebrates 130th Anniversary of London Youth

Wednesday 31st May 2017

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, London Youth, will host an afternoon reception in the Garden at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the charity’s 130th Anniversary.

London Youth is a diverse network of over 300 community youth organisations who work to support young people of all backgrounds across the capital to become the best that they can be.

His Royal Highness became Patron of London Youth in 1947 – it was his first charity patronage. Since then The Duke of Edinburgh has undertaken over 125 engagements with the charity over the course of 70 years.

The reception will bring together the charity’s closest supporters, youth workers and aspiring young leaders who are involved in delivering a range of programmes on youth action and leadership, sports development, employability, the environment, tackling youth crime and youth work training.

During the reception, The Duke of Edinburgh will view a display showcasing the history of the charity and meet people people who are participating in youth action projects in their local clubs and communities throughout London.

In the Garden, His Royal Highness will view several outdoor activities including tennis, catapult making and a climbing tower. The Duke will also meet people involved in painting and creative projects, to include a ‘What I love about London’ visual map.

To conclude, His Royal Highness will watch a dance performance and cut a cake to mark the charity’s 130th Anniversary occasion.

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