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Royal seal of approval for Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
8:00am Monday 31st December 2012 in News
The Prince of Wales has agreed to extend his patronage of the Clapham-based Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.
His Royal Highness has chosen to extend his patronage for a further five years until November 2017. He will then have been patron for 20 years.
The trust was set up as a registered charity in 1996, and since then has worked hard to support the environmental, social and economic well-being of the Yorkshire Dales and its communities.
Key achievements include having helped to plant more than a million new native trees in and around the Yorkshire Dales, engaging more than 12,000 people in fun and educational wildflower-themed events and improving almost 300 hectares of degraded wildflower hay meadows.
Steve Macare, chairman of the trustees, said: “We have been very fortunate to secure the support of many individuals and local businesses over the years who share our passion for the area, but knowing you have the royal ‘seal of approval’ is really special.”
A spokesman from The Prince of Wales’s office said: “His Royal Highness is delighted to extend his patronage.”