Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 2018

Community projects

As part of their visit to the University of Leicester, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be shown three community projects, all reflecting the close ties between the University and Leicester City FC.

The Leicester City Football Club Professorship in Child Health is a newly created post, funded through a £1 million donation by the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Chairman of Leicester City FC, earlier this year. The Royal Couple will meet the newly appointed holder of the post.

Heartwize is a CPR training programme, begun in Leicester and now being rolled out nationally, supplying defibrillators and CPR training to school and the community. The Duke and Duchess will meet co-directors Dr William Toff and Dr Doug Skehan and programme co-ordinator Julie Young.

Leicester City Science Stars is a new education programme developed as part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, led by LCFC Community Trust. Their Royal Highnesses will meet Associate Professor in Space Physics Dr Suzie Imber, who helped to launch the programme earlier this year.

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