Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund

OYT North has been given a royal blessing, as it has been unveiled as one of only 26 charities worldwide to benefit from a charitable fund established by Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton to celebrate their wedding.

Having been touched by the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement, Prince William and Miss Middleton have asked that anyone who might wish to give them a wedding gift consider giving instead to a charitable fund.

Ocean Youth Trust North, which provides personal development opportunities to young people throughout the north of England, has been selected as one of the charities listed on the newly-launched fund website.

Each charity listed on the site was handpicked by the royal couple on the basis that they held a particular personal resonance to the pair and each is known to undertake excellent work within their communities.

Steve Lennon, General Manager of OYT North, said he was delighted with the news.

He said: “Receiving a call from the palace saying that we had been selected as part of this initiative by Prince William and Miss Middleton was staggering.

“We are incredibly fortunate to be one of the few charities chosen and the support of the royal couple is a huge boost for us at a time when the charitable sector is facing real hardships.

“It is an extremely generous gesture from the royal couple and we are very moved and grateful to have been recognised for the excellent work we have done helping to build better futures for young people in the region.”


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