The Prince’s Trust Doug Barrowman Centre was officially opened on the 18th September 2019 and is located at Beehive Mill in Ancoats. The State of the Art Centre, which received a £2million donation from The Barrowman Foundation will give 3,000 young people per year the facilities to connect them with even more opportunities to develop the confidence and skills they need to get into work, education and training.Find out more
Doug and the Barrowman Foundation have for many years supported the excellent work that has been undertaken by the charities featured on this website. In particular, they are proud to be part of projects that will have such fundamental long term advantages for the young people they are supporting. The donation of £2million to assist the Prince’s Trust to build a state of the art Manchester Centre significantly enhances the environment in which the young people of Manchester learn the skills so important in their development. The support provided in the building of 8 schools for the ActionAid Changemakers Club has and is continuing to make a significant positive contribution to the communities in which these schools serve.
Whilst Doug and the Barrowman Foundation have given donations directly to a charity in the past, we will in future consider staging events that will not only raise awareness, but also endeavour to capture additional funds to the benefit of a particular charity. We will advertise these events on this website but whilst we formulate our thoughts further on this, you can find below some of the fundraising events we have attended.
We attended the Prince’s Trust's black tie Gala Dinner at Buckingham Palace on the 14th December 2017. The dinner was arranged to thank those individuals who have been vital in changing the lives of young people during their One Million Young Lives Campaign. Supporters of the Campaign have raised £40 million towards expanding the work of The Prince’s Trust so that more disadvantaged young people can realise their potential over the next decade. This event welcomed some new global supporters wh...Find out more
December 2016 - We attended the Prince’s Trust Diamond Ball held at the iconic Cunard Building on Liverpool Dock. The annual Black Tie event raised £140,000 through ticket sales and a charity auction offering guests the opportunity to win an array of prizes including tickets to the 2017 Wimbledon Final and a Cunard Transatlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2. Performances during the evening came from Paul Young and Chocolate Charlie. The event has raised more than £700,000 since it began 13 year...Find out more
February 2017 - We attended the British Asian Trust 2017 Dinner on 2 February 2017. The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by HRH The Prince of Wales to tackle widespread poverty and hardship in South Asia. Engaging with the entrepreneurs of the British Asian diaspora, linking them with social entrepreneurs and grassroots interventions in the region has made a difference to more than 3 million people.Find out more