Take your partners for a look back at a tea dance, fancy dress fundraiser and a chest wax – all courtesy of the Prince’s Trust.
King Charles lll formed the charity in 1976 and it has made a fantastic difference on Wearside, as these Echo archive photos show.
So as the King gets ready for his Coronation this weekend, let’s have a look at the wonderful scenes his charity has helped to happen in Sunderland and County Durham.
Have a look at painting in Pennywell in 2012, a tea dance in Philadelphia in 2010 and a clean-up in Ryhope Dene in 1992. And that’s just for starters.
1. We feel your pain, David
David Forster endured a chest wax for charity in 2009. Beautician Gillian Cross had the honour of carrying it out in an event organised by the Prince's Trust and Fire Rescue Service. Photo: AB
2. Best foot forward in 2010
Volunteers from the Prince's Trust held a tea dance and buffet for the residents of Ashley Grange Residential Home, Philadelphia 13 years ago. Photo: KB
3. Happy times in Pennywell
Pennywell Princes Trust students were celebrating their work after they painted the soft play area at Pennywell Community Centre in 2012. Left to right are; Scott Sidney, Ashley Ritchie, Gavin Todd, Stephanie Hopper, Jade Smith and Amber Jolliff. Photo: Picture by Peter Berry
4. Fancy that - it's 1995
These fancy dress fundraisers were raising money for the Prince's Trust Volunteer Community Project 28 years ago. Pictured left to right: Louise Greaves, Fiona Johnson, Angie Forster, Zaf Iqbal, Alan Younger, John Coates and Dave Cunningham. Photo: Sunderland Echo