Press Releases

Below are the most recent press releases sent out by The Trust. If you'd like to know more about any of the issues concerned, then contact the Press Team.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 01:00

Scotland’s carers will be visiting their local MPs on Friday 4th December to highlight carer poverty and the inadequacy of the Carer’s Allowance as part of national Carers’ Rights Day.

Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 01:00

Two young carers had the experience of a lifetime recently when they acted as mascots for the Scotland Rugby team.

And Jonathan McNicol and Andrew Douglas (both 10) certainly brought good luck with them, as the Scotland team skillfully romped home with a 23-10 victory over Fiji on 14 November and a 9-8 defeat of Australia one week later.

Friday, November 20, 2009 - 01:00

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is encouraged by the recent announcement from Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer and Roy Taylor, National Director for Social Care Flu Resilience at the Department of Health that carers are to be prioritised for vaccination against swine flu.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 00:00

The 15th birthday of The Princess Royal Trust Orkney Carers Centre celebrated in style today with a Royal visit.

HRH The Princess Royal called in on the Carers’ Centre, which has been in existence since 1994. The centre supports unpaid carers and young carers on the island who look after a family member or friend who can’t manage without their help because of disability, illness, frailty, mental health issues or substance misuse problems.

Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 00:00

Carers in East Ayrshire are to get the chance of some time to themselves and a little bit of pampering on board a bright pink bus!

The Princess Royal Trust East Ayrshire Carers Centre has launched its Pamper Bus, a refurbished Stagecoach vehicle which has been turned into a mobile health and beauty salon. The bus will travel around the rural areas of East Ayrshire visiting unpaid carers who sometimes find it a struggle to pop into their local Carers’ Centre.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 00:00

World famous jazz singer Jamie Davis is performing at Ronnie Scott’s at exclusive musical event the Sunday Brunch organised by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers to raise money for the UK’s unpaid adult and young carers.

Jamie’s baritone voice has been entertaining jazz enthusiasts for many years with performances at renowned jazz festivals in Monterey, Dubai, Aspen, Cheltenham and Edinburgh, as well as the Jerry Lewis telethon in Las Vegas and concerts for BBC Radio 2. He also took part in a recent recording at the Louisiana State Penitentiary for Unity Music.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 00:00

TV personality and interior designer John Amabile has helped to raise more than £37,000 for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers by hosting Marion White’s ninth annual fundraising Ladies Lunch in Glasgow.

Multi-award-winning Scottish comedienne, playwright, award-winning blogger, best-selling author and former Scotsman newspaper columnist Janey Godley also showed her support by entertaining guests with her own inimitable views on life, men and growing up in Glasgow.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 00:00

Local carers’ charity is celebrating 10 years of supporting carers in the Borough

Star of TV and film, Pam Ferris, whose credits include Harry Potter, Rosemary and Thyme and The Darling Buds of May, will join in the celebrations to mark the 10 year anniversary of Carers’ Support Bexley supporting local carers on Tuesday 22 September 2009.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 00:00

Fife Carers hosted a warm welcome this week when HRH The Princess Royal took time out to visit the local Carer’s Centre (DATE).

During the visit, The Princess Royal met with the Carers' Centre Manager Mary Stewart and Florence Burke, the Director for Scotland for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers also taking the opportunity to chat to the centre's staff, its committee members and to two local carers, Dave Lister and Nancy Beveridge who have contributed their time to the centre. In addition, HRH met with Jean Croly who is a former carer who now helps out at the centre.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 00:00

More than 60 young carers met with HRH The Princess Royal earlier this month when she visited Tain. As part of her visit to the Highland town, The Princess Royal took time to chat to young carers from the Connecting Young Carers project (which supports young carers from all over the Highland area) at Tain Parish Church Hall.

The Princess Royal spent more than an hour at the project, talking to each young carer while they took part in drama, film making, animation, graffiti art, social networking and First Aid lessons.