United St Saviour’s was recently honoured to be asked by HRH The Duke of Kent to co-host a visit to north Southwark to highlight some of the work of the community groups we fund through our Community Investment programme.

This special occasion took place at Southwark Cathedral on 10th October at Southwark Cathedral.  The Duke was introduced to our CEO Martyn Craddock who gave him some background on the charity’s history and work today, before being shown the work of three local charities.

The first charity he met was School Food Matters, and the school children they had brought from Charles Dickens’ Primary School and Boucher Primary School, to showcase their produce they had grown at school, and sold to the public at their Young Marketeers events in Borough market.

The Duke then met Sam Adofo from Salmon Youth Centre who introduced some of his young apprentices and the work they have been doing in Bermondsey using creative arts and sounds. Finally he was treated to an enthusiastic cheerleading display from the over 70’s group Silver Fit.

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful tea time treat afterwards, mingling with a member of the Royal Family, our Deputy Lieutenant Simon Duckworth, the Mayor of Southwark and the Bishop and Chapter of Southwark Cathedral.

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