LONDON-Prominent fund-raisers for the arts have been honoured by the Prince of Wales with medals at a London ceremony. Lord Rothschild was among the five recipients, for his “inestimable” contribution to British cultural life. Two married couples were also recognised, including Phillip and Christine Carne, whose scholarship has helped fund drama and music students.

The medals, first presented in 2008, celebrate individuals’ support for the arts and the difference they make. Calls to inspire the next generation of arts philanthropists have been made, underlining the importance of individual support for cultural activities. Jonathan Moulds, chairman of Arts and Business who organises the Prince of Wales Medals for Art Philanthropy, said: “We must also turn our thoughts to how we can collectively inspire a new generation of individuals to be generous with their time, their determination and their money.