The Prince of Wales will be hosting a reception at Clarence House next week to thank volunteers for Hope08.
The reception on Thursday 12 June is being held to recognise the work of churches across the UK, and to provide an opportunity to meet Hope08 participants from across the UK.
Around 80 Hope08 delegates will be attending the reception, picked from the thousands of people getting involved nationwide. They have been invited because of their contribution to the Million Hours of Kindness – the Hope08 invitation for churches to engage with their local communities through social action projects.
Delegates in attendance have served those around them through projects such as family fun days, free car washes, poverty hearings and regeneration work. They will be arriving from the following locations: Bradford, Cambridge, Cornwall, Eastbourne, Hull, The Isle of Man, London, Loughborough, North Walsham, Manchester, Nottingham, Preston, Glasgow, Dalmarnock, Cardiff and Swansea. There will also be representatives from the Hope08 schools challenge, and from student workers in London.
The Hope08 board and leadership team, along with The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and Bishop of London, Rt Rev Richard Chartres, will also be attending.