Ascot Charity Race day
Wed 30th April 2014 at 12.00 - 18.00
Charity Race Day held at Ascot Race Course on behalf of the Prince Philip Trust.
A champagne Reception, three course lunch, racing and afternoon tea were on the cards for 385 guests at Ascot Racecourse on Wednesday, 30th April, for "The Prince Philip Trust Raceday at Ascot", a fundraiser for The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Blessed with warm sunshine the occasion proved to be a great day out for all concerned.
His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Trust Fund, was the Guest of Honour at the event which was organised by fellow Trustees in association with The Rotary Club of Windsor and Eton.
The Prince Philip Trust Fund aims to improve conditions of life for the residents of the Royal Borough by assisting individuals and voluntary organisations to acquire and provide welfare support, to develop a wider public appreciation of the arts, literature and science, to encourage excellence in sports and other leisure time activities and to facilitate opportunities for young people to advance their education and personal development towards physical, intellectual, cultural and social maturity, in particular, by undertaking challenging and adventurous tasks in the field of voluntary service.
The fund was founded in 1977 and since then has distributed over 1.3M. to some 500 organisations and individuals from the Royal Borough involved in projects that meet the Trust's qualifying criteria.
Choirs from St. Mary's School, Ascot and St. George's School, Ascot provided a choral welcome as His Royal Highness and the other guests arrived, and the choir of St. George's School sang a choral 'grace' from the podium as a precursor to lunch. The organisers were very ably assisted in the arrangements on the day by volunteer stewards from the newly formed Junior Rotary Club of Windsor Girls' School.
For more information on The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, please visit the Royal Borough website.