Mark Foster, writer at UNILAD, reported on Prince William donating the salary from his new full-time job as an Air Ambulance pilot. UNILAD is the United Kingdom source for worldwide news and trending topics.
Prince William Takes Full Time Job, Donates Wages To Charity
By Mark Foster | UNILAD | 7/17/15
Say what you like about the royals, but Prince William has taken a full time job as an Air Ambulance pilot and will donate his earnings to charity. Many who criticise the royals say that they aren’t special, and should get a job like the rest of the country has to. It’s a fair point, and one that Prince William has taken quite personally. The heir to the throne will be working with the East Anglian Air Ambulance service, putting his time in the RAF flying search-and-rescue helicopter missions to good use. William has vowed to work four days on, four days off in a shift pattern that will allow him time to attend to his other duties, as well as see his family. Speaking to a news crew, Prince William stated that:
Prince William Donates More Than Just His Salary To Charity
Prince William donates more than just money to charity, he is contributing his service to make a difference in the lives of many people in need. An RAF trained search-and-rescue pilot, is applying his helicopter mission experience and combine it with his desire to help others in a job that is a perfect match of skills and passion, piloting an air ambulance.
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