Prince Charles makes private donation to World Jewish Relief for Ukraine

The Prince of Wales' financial backing will support the charity's work helping those fleeing the conflict


ASCOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Ascot Racecourse on November 23, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The Prince of Wales has made a personal donation to World Jewish Relief (WJR) to support its work with Ukrainian refugees, it has emerged.

The charity is currently working across 61 towns and cities in Ukraine and its support has reached more than 100,000 people. Since the start of the Russian invasion, WJR has helped more than 20,000 people flee the conflict.

Prince Charles (right) has been involved with WJR for 19 years, and became its patron in 2015, the first time he had taken on such a role in a Jewish organisation working outside the UK. In 2020, he extended his patronage for a further term.

Speaking this week at the Jewish Community Centre in Krakow, which was the brainchild of the Prince of Wales, WJR President Henry Grunwald described the heir to the throne as “an amazingly tuned-in patron”.

The centre was opened by Prince Charles in 2008.

The Prince of Wales started his involvement with WJR in 2002 when he visited Krakow and met older members of the local Jewish community supported by the charity.
Clarence House declined to discuss the details of Prince Charles’ donation.

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