1000 VOLUNTEERS TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF ROYAL CHARITY
On 21st June Alexandra Rose Charities will mark their centenary with a collection to support young people in London
The City of London will have events all day with flash mobs, singing and busking to entertain Londoners. During the day up to 1000 volunteers will collect on the streets, for charities supporting young people in the capital.
"We are supporting youth clubs, homework clubs, help for young offenders and also young graduates who need know how to get their feet on the ladder."
Mike Morris, Vice Chairman of Alexandra Rose Charities
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, is backing the day and volunteers are coming from City Hall's Young Peoples' Unit, colleges, universities, schools and choirs, as well as many individuals from across London and surrounding areas.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron with launch the annual Rose Day by buying the first rose on the steps of No 10 Downing Street. A tradition that has lasted one hundred years. Queen Alexandra started the whole idea of modern giving, which has seen the flowering of our own rose day but also poppy days and others ever since.
If you wish to be a voIunteer helping to make the day a success, you can, by going online to register at: www.alexandrarosecharities.org.uk