Sheppey Matters gets a Royal visit!
Sheppey Matters, the Island-based charity which promotes health and wellbeing for all, received a Royal visit today! His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were shown some of the wellbeing groups and work done by the charity and visited the charity’s community radio station – Sheppey FM.
Along with civic dignitaries, which included the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, the Lady Colgrain, the High Sheriff of Kent, Mr John Weir and MP Gordon Henderson, their Royal Highnesses were greeted by members of the Gillingham Community Choir.
Founding member and Chair of Sheppey Matters, Mr Michael Brown and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nigel Martin then introduced their Royal Highnesses to the Eastchurch based crafting group run by Sheppey Matters and met some of the young people who receive support from the ADHD group run for them and their families.
Whilst His Royal Highness had an opportunity to speak with a local Syrian refugee family, the Duchess of Cornwall chatted with members of the Mentalk group, a mental health support group specifically for men. She also met members of a friendship group for the over 65s which is part of the Isle Connect Project run by Sheppey Matters.
Their Royal Highnesses were introduced to members of the Charity’s Nordic Walking Group before being escorted to the radio station to meet volunteer radio presenters.
The royal tour was concluded with a visit to the Community Chef’s Food truck, where Prince Charles was presented with a Gypsy Tart whilst the Duchess was presented with a posy by Freya Turner aged 13.
Contact: Amanda Cooper, Press & Communications, Sheppey Matters via email: email@example.com for further information.
Photos by: Kate Hennessy Photography
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