HRH with a member of Govan Pantry

The Duke of Rothesay visits Govan HELP

Last week, His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay visited a beneficiary of the PWCF COVID-19 Recovery Fund: Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP). The charity supports families with young children in the Govan area of Glasgow.

Govan HELP exists to build the resilience, confidence and self-worth of children and their families through provision of a range of early intervention services. In response to the global pandemic, Govan HELP established the Govan Pantry with support from the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF).  

Govan Pantry has distributed over 173,813 portions of meals since it opened. This subsidised community shop allows families to shop smarter and better, saving on average £15 per shop. Food for the pantry is supplied by Fare Share West of Scotland, and supports a surplus food redistribution model, minimising food waste and promoting a sustainable, dignified approach to food insecurity. 

During the visit, the Duke of Rothesay unveiled a plaque officially opening the Pantry and commemorating the charity’s 25th anniversary. His Royal Highness also heard from staff and service users of Govan HELP’s other services, including the Children’s Befriending Service, Community Interpreters and Family Support programmes. 

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Stephen McFadden, Development Lead at Govan HELP, said: ‘It has been wonderful for us to meet Prince Charles in person and thank him for the contribution The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund has made to help the Pantry continue serving the local community.’ 

To learn more about the work of Govan HELP, please click here