Prince Harry To Visit Lancashire

Prince Harry will visit Lancashire for a day of engagements on Monday 23rd October 2017, the visit will allow HRH to explore local projects.

Prince Harry To Visit Lancashire

Monday 23rd October, 2017

Prince Harry will visit Lancashire for a day of engagements on Monday 23rd October 2017. The visit will allow His Royal Highness to explore local projects in three areas that are priorities for his work: veterans, conservation, and the use of sport to drive positive social change. Prince Harry will also return to a village that he visited following the floods that affected the region in late 2015.

His Royal Highness will begin the day with a visit to Veterans UK in Norcross, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Veterans UK Helpline Service. Established in 1992, the 24/7 national helpline provides welfare support for veterans and their families, working in partnership with Combat Stress and the Samaritans. Part of the Ministry of Defence, Veterans UK also administers the pension and compensation schemes for those injured or bereaved through service in the Armed Forces. During the visit, Prince Harry will tour the facility to meet staff and welfare officers, alongside veterans and families who benefit from the range of support services. Upon departure, His Royal Highness will unveil a plaque at the front of the building.

Prince Harry will then travel to St Michael’s on Wyre, in follow up to his visit to the flood affected village in February 2016. Around 1700 businesses and homes were damaged across the Lancashire district in the lead up to New Year in 2016. His Royal Highness will visit a residence and meet members of the community to learn about the recovery that has been achieved by the local people. Prince Harry will officially reopen the village hall at a reception attended by those who played a crucial role in response to the flooding crisis.

In the afternoon, His Royal Highness will visit Myplace at Brockholes Nature Reserve, a project which aims to empower young people by encouraging them to take action in environmental activity to improve areas for wildlife, communities and their own wellbeing. Upon arrival, Prince Harry will receive a briefing on the project, a partnership between the The Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, and visit the woodland where young people will be participating in conservation and bush craft activities.

Finally, Prince Harry will travel to the UCLan Sports Arena to visit the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Development Centre and the Lancashire Bombers Wheelchair Basketball Club – two community organisations using the power of sport as a means for social development and inclusion. During the visit, His Royal Highness will meet a diverse group of people of all ages and abilities who participate in training sessions and local leagues together, with a view to building new and unique friendships. Both organisations are involved with Sported, the sport development charity with which Prince Harry has an existing connection.

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