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Press Release

King Charles Confirms ‘Delighted to retain Patronage of The Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade’ (JLGB) on Coronation Anniversary

United Kingdom – In a significant announcement that marks the first anniversary of Their Majesties' Coronation, The Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade (JLGB) is honoured to have had confirmed that His Majesty The King Charles III is delighted to continue as Royal Patron of the UK’s oldest Jewish youth organisation. This decision follows a comprehensive review of over one thousand organisations previously under the patronage of the late Queen, the former Prince of Wales, and the former Duchess of Cornwall.
Established in 1895, the JLGB has been a pivotal part of the fabric of the Jewish community, building and developing Jewish young people to be their best selves and a credit to their community and wider UK society. The reconfirmation of King Charles as Patron highlights his commitment to the values of service and community support that are at the heart of JLGB’s mission.
Neil Martin, OBE, Chief Executive of JLGB, stated, “We are profoundly honoured that His Majesty The King has chosen to continue his patronage with JLGB. As we approach the 130th anniversary of our founding in 2025, this royal endorsement not only recognises our historic contributions but also reinvigorates our resolve to empower the next generation of children and young people.”
The Royal Patronage comes at a time when the resilience, belief and potential of young people are crucial to overcoming the challenges posed by recent global events, including the pandemic and rising antisemitism. The King’s support serves as a cornerstone for future initiatives aimed at fostering positive youth engagement and social cohesion.
In honour of this historic news, the JLGB invites the public to support their ongoing efforts to provide inclusive, impactful programming that uplifts Jewish young people across the UK. More information about how to get involved and support JLGB can be found on our website at
About JLGB:
The JLGB is a national charity focused on providing opportunities for young Jewish individuals to develop, thrive, and contribute to society, respecting their faith, culture, and family traditions. JLGB is dedicated to removing faith and cultural barriers that prevent young people of faith and cultural backgrounds from engaging in a wide range of educational, volunteering, and leadership awards, activities and programmes.
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