Mon Apr 12 2021
Dozens of NonProfits have been paying tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh
During his lifetime the Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh supported hundreds of different charities including the award to carry his name, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. That’s why since the sad news of his passing, dozens of NonProfit organisations have been paying tribute to the man.
With that in mind the Royal family has requested anyone wishing to mark his passing to make gifts to “charities close to their hearts”.
During his lifetime Prince Philip served as patron or president to over 750 various NonProfit organisations and carried out over 22,000 solo engagements in support of them.
As we already mentioned, founded back in 1956, the charitable endeavour he’s most famous for is The Duke of Edinburgh scheme, which now operates in 141 countries and territories and, in the UK alone, has seen over 2,5m people achieve the award.
In a statement released on their website the DofE charity said:
The DofE has become one of the Duke’s most remarkable achievements and is woven into the fabric of the UK, equipping and empowering young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to make the most out of life and make a difference to the world around them
Matt Hyde, Chief Executive of the Scouting organisation was amongst many in the NonProfit sector to pass their condolences on to the Royal family whilst praising the Duke’s voluntary work in the sector as did Helen Stephenson, chief executive of the Charity Commission.
Always a proud advocate of the armed forces community, having seen active service during the Second World War, Prince Philip served for many decades as grand president of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, an organisation we work closely with to this day to ensure that those who serve the Crown can live with independence and dignity.
Baroness Jolly, current President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, spoke out to commemorate the Duke of Edinburgh who was himself President for the RoSPA from 1965 to 1968:
He was a tremendous ambassador for industrial safety, urging employers to increase their accident prevention activities and highlighting the individual tragedies that industrial accidents and diseases can bring to ordinary families.”
Charmaine Griffiths, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: “Prince Philip’s role as our patron was one aspect of a life characterised by support for good causes and devotion to public service. His contribution will forever be remembered.
Mon Apr 12 2021