St Giles Trust is celebrating Royal endorsement on hearing that His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has become Patron of St Giles Trust for 2012 – the year we will celebrate our 50th Anniversary.   

The Duke’s Patronage highlights his interest in affording people of all ages and stages of their lives – and especially those who feel disengaged or excluded from society - the opportunity to develop a sense of purpose and realise their true potential.


Rob Owen, Chief Executive of St Giles Trust, said:
"We are honoured and delighted that the Duke of Cambridge will be our patron for our important 50th anniversary year.  By supporting us, he is leading by example in helping some of the most excluded, disadvantaged people in society who really need support.  We are very much looking forward to working with Prince William over the coming year."
This will be the third generation of Royal endorsement St Giles Trust has enjoyed, with previous support from the Queen Mother who opened our original day centre in 1963 and HRH Prince Charles when he opened our premises in Camberwell in 1995. Although our work has evolved over the years, we remain an organisation supporting people who have fallen through the gaps in the state's safety net.

The Prince previously visited the charity in March 2009 when he met clients and staff at the charity’s head office in Camberwell, south London.