World Fellows celebrate 27 years of support

Published: 11 Jun 2014

Gordon's School Pipes and Drums perform a beat and retreat at the World Fellowship Anniversary Dinner

Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen, recently played host to the World Fellowship 27th Anniversary Dinner this evening. Attended by TRH The Duke of Edinburgh and The Earl of Wessex this special event took place to celebrate 27 years of the World Fellowship and to welcome and thank our new and existing donors.

Kindly sponsored by Paul Green and Halcyon Gallery, the event provided a great insight into the World Fellowship and the Award it continues to support. Guests travelled from all over the world to attend this exclusive event, to hear about developments of the Award, which HRH The Earl of Wessex spoke about with great passion.

Social inclusion 

Bronze Award holder Paulo Caetano, with his Award leader Filipa Lopes by his side, shared his own experience of participating in the Award as a deaf person. Using sign language, Paulo explained to supporters how the Award has enabled him to better integrate with the hearing community and given him the confidence to enter the job market. 

The evening of fine dining and entertainment was drawn to a perfect end with a beat and retreat performed by Gordon’s School Pipes and Drums, of which more than half of the students are currently participating in the Award. 

The World Fellowship was created in 1987 to recruit an international network of major supporters to help extend The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to every young person in the world, wherever they are, and whatever their circumstances. There are currently over 380 active Benefactors, Fellows and Young Fellows from 41 countries around the world, including private individuals and companies. The World Fellowship raises approximately £1.2million per year through its membership and events series.

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