Our President

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester

The Duke of Gloucester became our president in 1974, following in the footsteps of his father, Prince Henry.

The title of the Duke of Gloucester has been associated with Ambition, Clubs for Young People and NABC since Queen Elizabeth’s uncle HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, became president of NABC in 1926.

The Duke was not merely a figurehead to the charity, but was active and untiring in his work for clubs. His belief in the cause was clear when he said in 1930: “I can indeed conceive no greater task and none that is more urgent than the provision of clubs in which boys may find opportunities for development which would otherwise be denied them.”

1,000 training awards delivered in a year

500,000 young lives supported

1,000 young people volunteered through our programmes

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