Some lovely wedding news today: Meghan and Harry have announced through Kensington Palace that they kindly ask the public to consider making a donation to charity instead of sending a wedding gift. The statement reads:
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill shown to them since the announcement of their engagement and are keen that as many people as possible benefit from this generosity of spirit. The couple have therefore asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion considers making a donation to charity, rather than sending a wedding gift.
Reflecting their shared values, Meghan and Harry have personally selected seven organisations, which they do not have any formal relationships with but would like to support and shine a light on.
The chosen charities are as follows:
National charity for the homeless, helping people directly out of homelessness and campaigning for the changes needed to solve it altogether.
We are delighted to be one of the charities chosen to benefit from donations marking the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.
Empowering women to speak about issues they are most afraid to discuss aloud and
employing women from urban slums in Mumbai to manufacture and sell affordable sanitary pads back into their communities, improving menstrual hygiene, providing stable employment, and building a trusted network.
Last year Meghan saw first hand the charity and their work, and wrote about it in Time Magazine.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.
StreetGames launched in 2007 to change lives, communities and sport. Today, StreetGames helps over 900 community organisations across the UK to take sport to the doorstep in disadvantaged communities.
Galvanising communities and inspiring people to protect Great Britain’s beautiful coastlines.
Chiva supports children and young people living with HIV across the UK and Ireland. We address critical needs for those growing up with HIV. Chiva works to ensure young people have the knowledge, understanding, skills and support needed to live well and achieve their greatest potential.
Working to keep people healthy and our planet wild. At the heart of the global wilderness community for 40 years, the Wilderness Foundation UK protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities.
It was expected that Harry and Meghan would announce their wishes for charity aid in lieu of wedding gifts, and how lovely that they chose a wide range of amazing small organisations. Now knowing and having read about them, I will definitely be donating – I hope you will too.
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