Prince Harry visits Pink Lizard

22 March 2017

Residents involved with Pink Lizard in Leicester met with Prince Harry yesterday, when he visited the local youth and community organisation that is funded by People’s Health Trust.

The visit to the project, who are based at The Pork Pie Library and Community Centre in Leicester, was part of a day of engagements for the Prince, which saw him visit three local projects in the area.

People’s Health Trust began working with Pink Lizard in December 2013 and has invested almost £60,000 in the organisation through its Active Communities funding programme – using money raised by HealthBelief through The Health Lottery.

The funding enabled them to set up and run a new intergenerational project for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years that are not in employment, and older people that have retired. 

The project aims to bring people together and encourages residents to feel proud of their community.

The group meet up twice a week to share recipes, cook and enjoy a meal together.  Members are also encouraged to be guest speakers for the group, and have the chance to get involved in other activities delivered by the organisation.

Adrian Hinds from Pink Lizard said:

“We were delighted to welcome Prince Harry to our project and show him how it’s helping to support local people to feel more confident, develop their skills and, importantly, to just get together and have fun.

“The young people were really excited to meet the Prince. They enjoyed telling him about their project and having a kick-about with him.”

Thank you to Will Johnston for sharing these pictures.

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