Remembering HRH Prince Phillip
HRH Prince Philip became the Patron of London Youth in 1947. We were honoured to be the very first of the many charitable causes to which Prince Philip devoted his time and support. During his 74 years of patronage, Prince Philip was a tireless advocate of positive opportunities for young people, visiting hundreds of our member youth organisations and clubs, meeting with young people and youth workers to listen to their experiences.
Our official statement on the sad news of his passing can be found here.
This generation of young people face unprecedented challenges: pandemic-related mental health issues, increased child poverty and high youth unemployment.
- One third of young Londoners 18-24 have been furloughed or made redundant during the pandemic.
- 40% of children in London are living in poverty.
- Half of 16-25 year olds are reporting that their mental health has worsened during the pandemic.
By choosing to support London Youth, you will help thousands of young people across the capital access vital support through their youth clubs and other community safe spaces – places where they feel safe, hold long standing trusted relationships and where they choose to go.
There are plenty of ways to get involved, whether you want to make a donation today or take on a challenge to fundraise for us.