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.

Friday, April 18, 2008 - 00:00

Jolomo turns Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry into Floating Art Gallery in aid of The Princess Royal Trust North Argyll Carers' Centre

Carers from North Argyll will benefit once more from John Lowrie Morrison's annual art exhibition aboard MV Isle of Mull as she plies her route from Oban to Colonsay and Craignure.

For John Lowrie Morrison, who signs his paintings 'Jolomo', this is his seventh exhibition on board the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry and he is delighted to be returning to this exceptional venue.

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 00:00

Hollywood star Billy Boyd, best known as Pippin in Lord of the Rings, has launched The Princess Royal Trust Capital Sevens tournament to be held at Boroughmuir RFC's Meggetland stadium on Sunday 20 April.

As well as a first class rugby sevens tournament, this will be a family festival of fun and games for all ages, with half the profits to be used to support carers all over the country.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 00:00

Animation, music, colour, noise and humour are all part of an innovative, interactive CD Rom, See If I Care, launched today by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

See If I Care is an interactive package which can be used by young carers to identify their specific needs for help and support. It has been created to engage young people with a mix of interactive activities to obtain hard facts, as well as thoughts and feelings, about their caring role and its effect on their lives.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 01:00

A significant exhibition of carers’ portraits, 24 hours, which was launched at the Scottish Parliament in September 2007 will open in the Elgin Museum on Wednesday 26 March at 11.30am.

24 hours is a series of portraits of carers, each one showing the carer seated on the sofa in their own home alongside the person they care for. In some portraits, it is impossible to tell who is the carer and who is the cared for person; in others, it is very obvious.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 01:00

VINCI Park, the world’s No. 1 parking operator, has chosen The Princess Royal Trust for Carers as its national Charity of the Year for 2008/09.

Volunteers drawn from all VINCI Park staff, including the company’s Directors, will participate in events countrywide, both in conjunction with the Trust and as part of VINCI Park’s own programme of fundraising activities which are aimed at bringing a fun element to local communities where the company is present.

Monday, March 3, 2008 - 01:00

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Wales welcomes the proposals of the Welsh Assembly Government to improve care for people with epilepsy.

The Assembly’s aim to provide a more joined up approach across the health, social care and voluntary sectors can only benefit patients and their carers, says the Trust.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 01:00

Celebrating Valentines Day is not always possible when you are a carer, but thanks to The Princess Royal Trust Liverpool Carers Centre and Malmaison Liverpool, Maureen and John Keeley from Calderstones, Liverpool will be able to enjoy a romantic night away from their caring responsibilities.

Maureen has cared for her daughter Catherine, who has had two brain tumours and suffers from bi polar disorder, for over 36 years. This allows little time or opportunity to enjoy a break from her caring role.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 01:00

Bajrang Bahadur Mathur, popularly known as Baj, celebrated his 70th birthday this January. His most unexpected present came in the form of a letter informing him that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the New Year Honours List 2008 and he has been appointed Member of the British Empire - MBE - in recognition of his services to the community.

Mr Mathur feels very privileged to receive this honour and is looking forward to going to Buckingham Palace on 19 February 2008 to meet the Queen.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 01:00

3-4 March 2008 Ramada Jarvis, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 01:00

HRH The Princess Royal, President of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, officially opened the new Preston Carers Centre, Church Street, Preston, Lancashire on 8 January 2008.

During her visit, Princess Anne had the opportunity to hear about the work of the Carers’ Centre and talk to the carers about the support they have received and what the new centre means to them. She also met some young carers who showed her some of the craftwork they were doing.