Action4Youth, a leading charity based in Buckinghamshire and working throughout the region, whose ambition is to provide transformational experiences to children and young people, is proud to announce that one of its National Citizen Service (NCS) Graduates, Shafiea Khan, attended the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19 May.
The charity, through its board member Milly Soames DL, was asked to nominate a young person to be one of the selected public guests at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Action4Youth selected Youth Board Member and NCS Graduate, Shafiea.
With just 1,200 people from across the country, and only 200 of those from charities, invited to join the couple on their special day, this really was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Shafiea explains how he felt when he received his Royal Wedding Invitation: “I was actually on my way home from school when my Mum rang me to tell me the news. At first, I couldn’t really believe it but I scurried home with a huge smile on my face.
“It finally hit me when I saw the invitation that had been posted to me and now I can’t describe how excited I am to be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and the fact that I have been given a plus one and I can share this moment with the person dearest to me (my Mother) is a dream come true.
“I’m very thankful to Action4Youth for this opportunity and hope that others can learn that commitment to such a great organisation only brings about benefits, not only to the community but oneself as well.”