July 2

Concert for Diana

The Concert for Diana at Wembley was a great success. An edited version will be screened across Australia on Monday evening, 2 July, 2007 at 830PM to 1130 pm on the Nine network.
The Concert was a celebration of the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, a passionate champion of the rights of disadvantaged people, who did much to highlight the plight of people living with HIV or AIDS, offering a visible helping hand to those in need.
Prince William and Prince Harry have clearly followed in her footsteps, supporting work with the young, underprivileged and vulnerable both in the UK and abroad and becoming Royal Patrons in their own right.
All proceeds from ticket sales after deduction of all costs and expenses of the Concert are to be given in equal shares to the Concert beneficiaries who are three, Princess Diana’s Patronages and Memorial Fund, Centrepoint, and Sentebale.
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund works to raise awareness of issues that were close to Diana’s heart, and provides grants to support charitable organisations in the UK and abroad, working in areas related to the kinds of causes she championed. These include projects to assist those living with HIV/AIDS, communities affected by landmines, and other vulnerable and marginalised people.
The Concert for Diana will also support the work of the five other organisations of which the Princess was Patron at the time of her death – the Royal Marsden and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, The Leprosy Mission, The National AIDS Trust and the English National Ballet.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. Prince William is Patron, and in 2005 spent a few days there working with young people. He says "Charities like Centrepoint do such an amazing job in helping to combat homelessness and social exclusion and I just wanted to lend my support to their remarkable efforts."
Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso in 2006 to help vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho, particularly those orphaned as a result of AIDS. This was a major step in Prince Harry’s pledge to continue his mother’s work with disadvantaged children.. Harry revealed: "Sentebale means ‘forget me not’. We chose the name as a memorial to the charity work of our own mothers, as well as a reminder to us all not to forget Lesotho or its children.”

 

If you would like to make a contribution or to raise funds, you may go to the Concert for Diana website charities page 

 Links to each charity’s website can then be found on the left hand side of that page.

 

 

 


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