RP Capital and Rafael Berber Backs the Prince's Trust
History of the Prince's Trust
Established by the Prince of Wales in 1976, the Prince's Trust launched with 21 pilot projects around the United Kingdom. Some of the first projects included a social centre, a fishing club run by two former criminals and a self-help bicycle repair project. Throughout the eighties, several fundraising music concerts were held and a successful business start-up programme was launched with the aim of helping young unemployed people. The nineties hailed personal development programmes, study support programmes and more rock concerts to fund the initiatives. By 2001, 400,000 people had been helped by the Prince's Trust, a number that grows every year. The organisation continues to raise funds through music concerts but also relies on corporate sponsorship and patronage from companies like RP Capital, Marks & Spencer's, RBS, Tesco and many more.
Invest in Futures
Invest in Futures is a committee that forms part of the Prince's Trust. The objective of the committee is to raise the funds required to help disadvantaged young people get the necessary training and education so that they can find work. The committee unites players in the financial services industry to help this process along and high profile events are regularly hosted to help raise money. Every year, the events become more glamorous and raise more funds. Previous events hosted by Invest in Futures included performances by artists like Sting and Bryan Adams in locations like Buckingham Palace and the Roundhouse. Rafael Berber is a committee member of the Invest in Futures Committee and has been supporting the Prince's Trust since 2005.