Yasmin Waljee OBE, Vice-Chairman of Mosaic, announced three new Mosaic Patrons at an exclusive private tour for key Mosaic supporters of Clarence House, the London residence of Mosaic’s founder HRH The Prince of Wales.
Guests were welcomed to Clarence House by William Nye, Principal Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who made clear to guests the importance of Mosaic to His Royal Highness. Chairman of Mosaic associates, Board member Shabir Randeree welcomed guests on behalf of Mosaic, noting the success of the Mosaic Associates scheme which now has 60 members supporting Mosaic’s work.
Yasmin Waljee OBE, Mosaic’s Vice-Chairman of Mosaic, set out the importance of Mosaic’s work, especially with record-high youth unemployment figures and the ender-achievement of young people from ethnic minorities. Yasmin made clear that Mosaic’s success over the last five years is thanks to the hundreds of individuals volunteering their time as mentors and to the generosity of those providing financial support to Mosaic. Yasmin was particularly pleased to welcome a number of new Mosaic Patrons at the event. Yasmin paid tribute to the Better Community Business Network, UK Islamic Mission and Human Appeal International as Mosaic’s latest Silver Patrons.
Fifty of Mosaic’s most senior supporters enjoyed a private tour of the historic London Residence of HRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry. This was followed by a drinks reception. The event, attended by Mosaic Board members, Mosaic Patrons, Mosaic Associates and other volunteers, provided a unique insight into the history of Clarence House. Clarence House was once the London home of Her Majesty The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, and The Duke of Edinburgh following their marriage in 1947 and of The Prince of Wales between the ages of one and three. It was also the home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002. The Prince of Wales returned to Clarence House on 4th August 2003, the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s birth.
Commenting on the evening, Mosaic supporter Naheed Afzal, Commercial Director at Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting, said “Thank you for organising and inviting us to such a special evening. A great opportunity to learn more of Mosaic’s inspiring work and to hear of the heart-warming success stories of those who have benefitted from your tremendous efforts.”
Read more about our Mosaic Patrons and Mosaic Associates schemes.