At The Palace with Queen’s Young Leaders

Andy Dalby-Welsh, The Change Foundation’s Director of Operations and Partnerships, had the honour of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a recent reception at Buckingham Palace. The reception was  Queen’s Young Leaders Programme discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for Her Majesty the Queen.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II meeting Andy Dalby-Welsh

“It was a great honour and privilege to have met Her Majesty. It is also very exciting for The Change Foundation to be one of only two UK sport for development organisations amongst the many youth orientated organisations that are part of the Queen’s Young Leaders programme. For the charity’s staff and the positive changes they make in many young people’s lives to be recognised at such a high level is very pleasing.”

A Sporting Visit
The reception was followed later in the week by a visit to John Chilton School in Ealing by a number of the Young Leaders from around the Commonwealth who had the chance to participate in a Disability Cricket session. The cricket session was hosted by The Change Foundation and gave the young leaders a chance to see the great work of the charity’s staff and how sport can inclusively engage and positively develop all young people.