Concert watched by Camilla makes £20,000 for Wiltshire charity

Wiltshire Times: The Duchess of Cornwall, with a group young carers supported by Youth Action Wiltshire, at last year’s concert The Duchess of Cornwall, with a group young carers supported by Youth Action Wiltshire, at last year’s concert

A concert attended by The Duchess of Cornwall last October raised a record sum for youth charity Youth Action Wiltshire (YAW).

Divine Music for Trumpets and Voices – the Life of George Frideric Handel, held at Marlborough College, raised just over £20,000.

The money will fund work with young people, including support for youth groups, youth clubs, young carers and programmes for young people who are not in education or employment.

The Duchess of Cornwall is patron of Community First Wiltshire, of which YAW is part, and was guest of honour at the evening.

At the concert she met several young carers as well as YAW staff and trustees. The concert was hosted by the High Sheriff of Wiltshire William Wyldbore-Smith.

“We are thrilled that the concert was such a success and that it has raised a considerable sum that will be invaluable in our work with young people in Wiltshire,” said Community First chief executive Philippa Read.

“We are very grateful to Her Royal Highness for her support and also to our trustees and staff for helping to make the concert so memorable.

“In particular we’d like to thank William Wyldbore-Smith, our president Sarah Troughton, HM Lord Lieutenant for Wiltshire, our committee of trustees, led by Ginnie Keen and James Layton, as well as Kate Stephens and Jonathan Leigh at Marlborough College and all the musicians and performers.”

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