Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Camilla's Official Patronages - Education/ Literacy

Duchess Camila is Patron or President of over 70 Charities and organizations, with a few dating back to before her marriage to Prince Charles

Patronages are not for a lifetime, but a set amount of time (for an appeal, 3 years, 5 years, etc). Patronages are usually reviewed after every 5 years, and possibly renewed.

In an effort to kept things organized this section features only Duchess Camilla's Education/ Literacy patronages.  You can find links to all of her patronages here

Patron (2010)

National Literacy Trust is a UK charity dedicated to raising literacy levels. They work to support schools, establish literary projects in disadvantaged communities, and campaign for government support of literacy.  

Patron (2011)

BookTrust is one of the UK's largest literacy charities. The charity's goal is to encourage people of all ages to develop a love of reading. 

They run a Bookstart project which provides free books to babies, toddlers, and three-year-olds to encourage parents to start reading early. 

Prince Phillip was previously Patron. 

Patron (October 2011)

First Story is a UK based charity that supports, promotes and fosters literature, poetry and creative writing in public secondary schools. The charity helps to provide funding and resources for school without creative writing programs. 

Vice Patron (2012)

 The London Library is one of the world's largest independent lending libraries, located in London.  

The Queen is Patron.  Prince Albert, King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI and the Queen Mother have all previously been patron. 

Patron (January 2013)

Beanstalk is a charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who have fallen behind.

Chancellor (June 2013)

The University of Aberdeen is a University in Aberdeen, Scotland.  The University is Scotland's 3rd oldest and is the 5th oldest in the world. 

Patron (March 2015)

St. Catherine's School, Bramley is an independent Church of England day and boarding school in Bramley.