Britain’s Prince William to Give Historic Address at Jewish Fundraising Dinner
Britain’s Prince William will address a special fundraising dinner next month organized by a Jewish health care organization in London, the UK’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday.
The event will mark his first personal appearance at a community fundraiser.
The dinner on June 11 will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jewish Care, a charity serving the Jewish community in London and the South East of England. The organization cares for the elderly and those with mental health disabilities. A record 1,400 people are expected to attend the event held at Alexandra Palace in north London, according to the report.
Kensington Palace said that the Duke of Cambridge will meet staff, volunteers and supporters who work for the charity, as well as its clients during the event, British Hello! magazine reported.
Jewish Care provides services for those who have physical, mental health or sensory disabilities, or forms of dementia, such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. The charity also runs a youth leadership program and the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre (HSC), which offers social, cultural and therapeutic events six days a week. HSC is the only center designed specifically for Holocaust survivors in the UK, the organization says on its website.
In a recent message marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Prince William spoke of the need to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, and to “learn from the past and create a safer future.”
He said, “We remember all those who suffered so terribly in the monstrous evil of the Holocaust. We must never forget the indescribable suffering, the millions of lives shattered and the human impact behind the statistics.”