Prince Charles' charity donates £2.5m to riot areas 

Thursday August 18, 2011

Prince Charles had a warm hug for one local resident when he met families in Tottenham, North London affected by last week's riots.

The future King visited a local leisure centre which has been transformed into an emergency refuge since hundreds of people caused chaos in the area.

Accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, he also chatted with volunteers who have been helping those affected get their lives in order.

The visit came as the Prince of Wales' youth charity, The Prince's Trust, announced a "doubling of support for young people across five of the areas hardest hit by the riots".

In all, the organisation will invest £2.5m to give disadvantaged young people positive opportunities to keep their lives on track".

The government have also announced that Croydon and Tottenham will get £20m for repairs.

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