The Prince Philip Trust Fund is supporting relationship counselling for local couples and families with a £1,000 grant towards providing a counselling room in Windsor for Relate Mid Thames and Buckinghamshire (Relate MTB).
Comedy actor and broadcaster Tim Brooke-Taylor OBE, President of Relate MTB, thanked Trustee and Treasurer Ross Wilson when they met counsellors at Relate MTB’s annual meeting in Maidenhead on Monday (November 19th).
Local charity Relate MTB opened a Windsor counselling room in October last year and the grant, awarded earlier in November, will enable the hours to be extended.
Mr Wilson said: “Relate have for many years been seen by the Trustees of the Prince Philip Trust to carry out a hugely worthwhile service within our community, often quietly and in the background. We are delighted that these funds and that of others, will help them to continue to support local residents, couples and families through difficult times.”
Fiona Greenfield, Centre Director of Relate MTB, said: “We are very grateful to the Trustees of The Prince Philip Trust Fund, and its chair, His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex, for awarding us a grant. We appreciate the huge number of applications they receive.
“The need for relationship counselling in our communities is growing and we are committed to providing skilled help to local people, regardless of their ability to pay, through our Bursary Funding Scheme.
“We are here for people of all ages and backgrounds, we work to reach out and extend our services beyond the barriers that many people may face. We serve disadvantaged and vulnerable people within the community, providing a high quality, reliable and confidential service for people who are feeling isolated and vulnerable.”