The British Asian Trust
7th February 2014
I became an ambassador for the British Asian Trust in 2012. It was important for me to support a charity that changed lives in the sub-continent, where my grandparents were born. That's exactly what the British Asian Trust does. It was founded in 2007 at the suggestion of HRH The Prince of Wales and provides funding for education, enterprise and health in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
In its first five years, the Trust touched the lives of more than a million people living in poverty in South Asia and it is vital this fantastic work continues. That's why I attended the British Asian Trust Royal Dinner at the V&A Museum in London this week with my fellow ambassadors. It was lovely to meet HRH The Prince of Wales again and hear him talk about his recent tour to South Asia when he visited some of the Trust's projects. Watch HRH's speech here
The main aim of the night was to raise money and I'm proud to say it was a very successful night with more than £500,000 raised for the charity's work in South Asia. One of the best auction prizes came from three time Wimbledon Champion, Boris Becker, who auctioned himself off for a game of tennis with Novak Djokovic at Buckingham Palace! Thank you Boris!
Photos courtesy of Greg Funnell & Andrew Youngson