Prince Charles: I want to do more for charity
Prince Charles wants to do more when it comes to his philanthropic pursuits.
The Prince of Wales founded the Prince’s Trust in 1976 to help “young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training”.
But in a new interview to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the organisation, Charles admitted he always wants to push himself to do even more.
After joining Charles on visits to Dumfries House and HM Prison Parc to see the trust’s work in action, interviewers Declan Donnelly and Ant McPartlin asked the prince how it feels to hear how the trust has changed so many people’s lives.
Charles replied: “That’s what really does make it worthwhile. And why I keep thinking I’m not doing enough, really. Because if you can do that I want to go on doing more and more.”
The trust has helped more than 800,000 young people back into work or education. But despite these figures, Charles insists the Prince’s Trust is still working to change even more lives.
He added: “You have to keep ahead of the game all the time, you can’t just sit back and say, ‘Done a marvellous job,’ because that’s how all sorts of organisations fold, because you become absolutely static, when in fact you need to be constantly thinking and aware of issues that are arising to try and make sure you are relevant.”