Prince Charles hosts charity dinner for UK based Kenyan conservation charity

Charles Prince of Wales
Prince Charles. Photo: Mark Jones (CC BY 2.0)

On Thursday, the Prince of Wales hosted a charity dinner in honour the Friends of Conservation (FOC) at Clarence House.

Prince Charles became the organisation’s patron in 1988 and the London reception was attended by conservational enthusiasts and friends of the FOC.

Created by Geoffrey Kent and Jorie Butler Kent 37 years ago, the FOC works to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats by working together with local communities, as well as looking for ways to assist these communities in using natural resources to help with sustainability.

At Thursday’s event, the Prince said he was very proud to be the patron of FOC.

“The work they do is incredible, ensuring that local people work harmoniously with animals and the land to ensure that everyone prospers.

“One of the most remarkable things FOC has done is to introduce solar power to remote areas, which has happened in India for the past 40 years and means the elimination of polluting stoves and lamps along with renewable energy,” he added.

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