Monday 5th July 2012
Wow, two invitations to attend events hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in my role as Young Ambassador for The Prince's Trust in under 6 months. I was honoured earlier in the year when I received my first invitation to meet him and I was completely overjoyed meeting him for the second time today.
This time the event took place in the gardens of St James's Palace in honour of all The Prince's Trust Young Ambassadors. The day consisted of lunch and every single ambassador (I believe there were over 100 of us) meeting His Royal Highness one on one. My head slowly began to get bigger when it became clear that he had remembered me and my business from our meeting in January. I quote "Hi Ronke, how's the Shea butter business going, thank you for the products you sent". He then went on to discuss the benefits of why an attendee should use "Ronke's Emi & Ben Unrefined Shea butter products!" I so wish I had this filmed on camera...
Anyhow post HRH giving his speech, he introduced one of the Young Ambassadors on stage to tell his story of how he became involved with The Trust... A complete inspiration, the ambassador in question captured the audience whilst giving an extremely touching account of his relationship with The Trust. I thought what the Trust had done for me was amazing, however how their support completely changed this young man's life is just incredible.
A charity so worth supporting, they really do change young people's lives... www.princes-trust.org.uk