Palace reception comes up roses for Mull charity

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Bosses from a Mull-based outdoor pursuits charity making a difference to young vulnerable and disadvantaged lives have been to Buckingham Palace.

The visit for The Roses Charitable Trust (RCT) was courtesy of its supporters The Garfield Weston Foundation.

The foundation was one of RCT’s first donors when it began 26 years ago and invited the charity’s chairman Geoffrey Johnston together with founder member and director of operations Andy Spink to London for a reception hosted by Prince Charles.

The event was a celebration marking 60 years of grant-making across the UK. Since 1993, Garfield Weston has donated £87,000 to RCT which runs its outdoor activities from Tavool House.

The RCT was also recently invited to attend the Scottish Children’s Lottery Parliamentary Reception in The Members’ Room at Holyrood hosted by MSP Rona Mackay. Last year it was awarded £10,000 lottery funding.