Raleigh International – the gap year charity that sent Prince William and Kate volunteering in Chile as teenagers – goes bust as Covid cancellations mount
- Cuts in UK overseas funding, Ukraine war and cost-of-living crisis led to collapse
- Its 47 staff have lost their jobs and future expeditions have been cancelled
- It is not yet clear if volunteers who have paid thousands will get money refunded
A gap year charity that sent Wills and Kate to work on projects in Chile in their teens has collapsed.
Raleigh International said its finances were hit hard by the pandemic and travel rules.
Cuts in the UK’s overseas funding, the Ukraine war and the cost of living crisis also damaged its fundraising abilities.
Its 47 staff have lost their jobs and future expeditions have…