The Prince of Wales Meets Canadians Involved in His Charitable Work

May 4th, 2016

LONDON, UK – Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall met with individuals from many of The Prince’s different Canadian charitable initiatives during a visit to Canada House, the Canadian High Commission in London.  Accompanied by High Commissioner Gordon Campbell (Member, Prince’s Charities Canada Advisory Council) The Prince was introduced to Canadians involved in initiatives ranging from military entrepreneurship to aboriginal languages, from heritage regeneration to promoting the Canadian wool industry.

“Everyone in this room has done something significant and has either benefited from The Prince’s charitable work or has helped make it possible,” said Amanda Sherrington, President & CEO of Prince’s Charities Canada, HRH’s Canadian charitable office.  “For five years, PCC has helped to expand and enhance The Prince of Wales’s charitable work in Canada.  The Prince can’t be in Canada all the time so events like this are a chance to show the impact his work is having and hear from those involved”.

“This is the chance of a lifetime,” said Leendert Bolle, a former Sergeant with the Canadian Special Forces who received help in growing his own dog treat business through The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur program.  “I am honoured to be able to thank His Royal Highness in person for how his charities helped me with my business.  The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur gave me all the tools for success and now I’m signing national distribution deals.”

Melissa Grelo of CTV’s The Social was also among the guests at Canada House in her role as the newly appointed Celebrity Ambassador for The Prince’s Campaign for Wool.  “I am amazed by what The Prince of Wales has achieved through his charitable work in Canada, the UK and around the world,” said Ms. Grelo who has had a busy Royal week after acting as host at the Invictus Games Sledge Hockey Exhibition Match in Toronto with Prince Harry earlier in the week. “What a special opportunity to join so many Canadians who have reaped the benefits of The Prince’s Charities in Canada as well as those who have helped to make it possible.”