QUEEN ELIZABETH’S THE PATRON’S FUND GIVES THE ANGLO DANISH SOCIETY £2500 [ 21,700 DANISH KRONER ]
The Patron’s Fund has made a charitable gift of £2500 to the 93-year-old Anglo-Danish Society to support its Scholarship Programme, which gives grants to British and Danish graduates.
Queen Elizabeth and Queen Margrethe are joint patrons of the Anglo-Danish Society. To commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday last year in June a picnic lunch was held in the Mall for all the organisations H.M. is Patron of. The Anglo-Danish Society was present.
The Patron’s Fund was derived from the generous donations and profits from this event. Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for the Patron’s Fund, has informed the Anglo-Danish Society that they are to receive a charitable gift of £2500. It is an acknowledgement of the valuable work done by the Society.
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:
‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support The Anglo-Danish Society with its valuable work. The Society is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’
Anglo-Danish Society Chairman Christian Williams said:
“We are delighted to receive this gift from the Patron’s Fund for our Scholarship Programme. During the academic year 2016-17 nine British and Danish scholars have received awards to support their postgraduate studies. This gift will support and develop that work. It will help strengthen the co-operation and understanding between Great Britain and Denmark which is particularly important with the former leaving the European Union. We were delighted to be part of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations last June and much value her continuing Patronage of the Society.“