Paula proactively identified Historic Royal Palaces as the ideal beneficiary for a bequest of £250k. This was invested in the transformation of Kensington Palace which, since its completion in 2012, has benefited more than 2m visitors, thousands of students at local schools and a diverse range of people from local community groups who would not ordinarily have visited the palace. This investment also reflected the donor’s interest in history and heritage. Since that donation, Paula has kept in touch with Historic Royal Palaces and has supported our fundraising with occasional pro bono advice on legacies.
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. We raise all our own funds and depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers.
Simon Daniels Historic Royal Palaces