With Baby Sussex just weeks (or days) away, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are well aware of how excited everyone is for the new royal.
Last week, the Duke and Duchess asked for supporters of the couple to donate to various organisations in lieu of sending gifts for their little one.
In their Instagram post yesterday, they said, in part, “Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much.”
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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.
In the same Instagram post, each of the four charities that benefited from the global shower reflected on just how much some royal love helps.
Little Village is an organisation that provides baby clothes and equipment to families in need. Providing for families until their child is the age of five, the goal is to help London based families.
Through the gifts in honour of Baby Sussex, the charity has had donations from everywhere from the United Arab Emirates to Hong Kong, and of course, the U.S. Monthly donors have also increased as well as volunteer applications.
The next organisation chosen for donations by the Sussexes was WellChild. WellChild is a national UK charity that makes it possible for children with health needs to be cared for at home instead of a hospital, whenever possible.
WellChild is now able to provide over 300 hours of additional specialist care to a child with serious health needs. Allowing families to stay together at home rather than in a hospital.
Baby2Baby provides children in poverty who are aged 0-12 years with all the basic necessities that every child needs. The charity has distributed over 50 million items in the last seven years. Thanks to the Sussexes, the charity received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, and they have received monetary donations from around the world.
Last but not least is the Lunchbox Fund. Founded in 2005, the charity helps vulnerable and food-insecure children in South Africa get the education and the nutrition that they need to build a life free of poverty.
With the help of the Sussexes, Lunchbox Fund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 nutritious meals to children across South Africa.
Baby Sussex is due any minute now. The Duke and Duchess have announced they will keep the birth of the baby private and will release information regarding the birth once they have celebrated privately.