ROYAL recognition was well-deserved for a Stratford-based charity making a difference.
Emma Stuchbury from health and wellbeing charity Escape Arts, will attend the wedding of the year after the organisation was invited to send one of its team to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day tomorrow (Saturday).
The charity, based at The Old Slaughterhouse off Sheep Street, provides mental well-being support to young people and adults through creative activities and community projects.
And artistic director Karen Williams – who nominated 23-year-old Emma – is herself invited to the Queen’s Royal Garden Party at the end of the month.
Karen said: ” When we got the invite to the wedding, I felt it was important as they are all about young people that Emma be put in the ballot.
“Emma is our true superstar, she has an amazing infinity with children and young people and has made a huge impact across the charity and she deserves to be recognised.
“Young people adore her, she’s like the pied piper of Escape Arts.”
Karen whose nomination to attend the Queen’s Royal Garden Party was anonymous, added it was a real honour and she had originally thought it was a joke.