Princess Anne at the VSO legacies event
Adam Gault

In photos: Our legacy event hosted by our Royal Patron, HRH Princess Anne

In December, VSO hosted a legacy event at Apothecaries Hall with our Royal Patron, HRH Princess Anne. We had an impressive turnout with over 100 attendees.

During the event, guests heard from Princess Anne herself and learnt more about the awe-inspiring work our Youth Champions are doing to combat climate change. Check out some of our photos from the event.

Legacy guests having tea
Adam Gault
Pot of tea
Adam Gault
Our guests enjoyed an afternoon tea with an assortment of delicious cakes and sandwiches for people to tuck into.
Princess Anne and event guests
Adam Gault
HRH Princess Anne gave an inspiring speech about the importance of VSO's ongoing development work, and met with each of our guests.
Gillian Claugher and legacy event guests
Adam Gault
Guests at the 2022 legacy event
Adam Gault
Guests and VSO staff were given the opportunity to mingle and discuss the exciting work VSO is doing across Africa and Asia, thanks to their donations.
International board member Geoff Skingsley
Adam Gault
Members of VSO's International Board of Trustees were also in attendance, such as Geoff Skingsley, Non-Executive Board Member of Médecins Sans Frontières Foundation and Chairman of L'Oreal UKI.
Philip Goodwin and Ruchi Tripathi
Adam Gault
Philip Goodwin
Adam Gault
CEO Philip Goodwin attended and thanked all our guests for their continued support of VSO.
Princess Anne, the Princess Royal
Adam Gault
The Princess Royal had a wonderful time sharing some laughs with our guests.
Food
Adam Gault
Legacy event guest
Adam Gault
Our guests enjoyed each others company as well as some delicious food.
Legacy event guests
Adam Gault

Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you for supporting us in your own way!

Many of our supporters have chosen to pledge a gift in their Will, if this is something you are interested in get in touch with Rosie and Heidi via email legacies@vsoint.org or follow the link below.

Remember VSO in your will

When we came back after the festive break we were greeted by over 1000 beautiful images from the day. For those of you who joined us on the day, we are creating an online gallery, that will be accessible through a guest only link. As soon as it is available we will share the link with you separately along with a guide as to how you can choose an image of your choice. Watch this space!

Photos by Adam Gault.

Read more

Florence
VSO/Paul Wambugu

How girls are learning and earning their way out of poverty

Girls across Africa are being forced to drop out of school early as families are forced to make tough decisions as money and resources are limited. With your support, VSO have helped girls to return to education and secure employment opportunities.

Salma Rehmat.

"Girls deserve an education just as much as boys"

Meet 26 year-old community volunteer Salma Rehmat from Afghanistan. Salma advocates for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan to access a quality education. Find out more.

Praveen Kumar

Life at VSO: Praveen Kumar, Global Lead Advisor for Social Inclusion

Praveen Kumar Gurunath has been working with VSO for the past 18 years in various roles, and for the past five years as the Global Lead Advisor for Social Inclusion. Find out more about his experience at VSO.