Past President of Rotary Club for Windsor & Eton, Richard Kidson, becomes new Trustee for The Prince Philip Trust Fund

Final 2020 funding grants awarded to 10 local charities and good causes.

November 2020: Retired businessman, local resident, fundraiser and past president of the Rotary Club for Windsor & Eton, Richard Kidson has become a new Trustee to The Prince Philip Trust Fund for Windsor & Maidenhead.

Richard has been a Rotarian since 2009 and was President of the Windsor and Eton Rotary Club from 2016-2017 and in that time has helped establish a great and lasting partnership between local Rotarians and The Prince Philip Trust Fund, particularly through his work on the organising committees for joint fundraising events such as the Jaguar Car Rally held in 2017 on the Long Walk in Windsor, and the Ascot Race Days held in 2016 and 2018. He brings a wealth of business experience following a successful career running a design and architectural consultancy in London, as well as his passion and enthusiasm for supporting the local residents and communities across the Royal Borough. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2019 by the Rotary Club in acknowledgement of his services to the community.

Richard takes over from Andrew Panter after his sad death earlier this year.

At the meeting Dame Marcia Twelftree stood down from her role of Trustee following the end of her two term tenure. Dame Marcia, a retired head teacher from Charters School in Sunningdale, brought significant experience of the education sector, helping the Prince Philip Trust Fund to support more schools and more local children in the Royal Borough. The Board of Trustees would like to thank Dame Marcia for all her support and contributions to the charity over the past few years.

Attending his first trustee meeting online in November, chaired by HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Richard was welcomed to the Board and took part in the process of evaluating applications from local charities, good causes and projects looking for grant funding from the Trust.

On this occasion, approximately £20,000 was allocated to 10 different projects including The Baby Bank, Oakfield First School, The Skateboarding Foundation for Windsor Skate Park, Friends of Forest Bridge School and Cookham Dean Cricket Club.

With the completion of this final round of funding this year, it brings the total amount of funds distributed in 2020 to over £115,000 across 58 separate funding applications, the majority of which were given to projects and charities who were helping residents through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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