Organisation Little Village zeigte sich völlig überrascht

Harry und Meghan: Zur Geburt lieber Spenden als Geschenke

Sonntag, 07. April 2019 | 15:17 Uhr

Bei den britischen Royals laufen die Planungen für die Ankunft von “Baby Sussex” auf Hochtouren. Die werdenden Eltern Harry und Meghan haben am Wochenende die Öffentlichkeit ermuntert, an Wohltätigkeitsorganisationen zu spenden anstatt das Paar zur Geburt zu beschenken.

Auf ihrem Instagram-Account warben die Herzöge von Sussex für vier Einrichtungen, die sich für bedürftige Familien einsetzen. Eine davon ist die Organisation Little Village in London, die gespendete Baby- und Kinderausstattung wie Spielzeug oder Kleidung an Eltern zu günstigen Preisen vermittelt.

Little Village zeigte sich völlig überrascht von dem immensen Interesse seit dem Royals-Post. Man habe Nachrichten und Spenden aus Gegenden wie Australien und Texas erhalten, sagte die Leiterin Sophia Parker der Nachrichtenagentur PA. “Wir sind eine kleine Wohltätigkeitsorganisation, entsprechend ist eine Unterstützung wie diese für uns extrem wichtig.”

Am vergangenen Dienstag hatten Harry und Meghan ihren gemeinsamen Instagram-Account gestartet. Mittlerweile hat dieser mehr als vier Millionen Follower.

 

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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so grateful for the well wishes in anticipation of their first born. Today we introduce you to one of four charities the couple has asked that you consider supporting in lieu of sending gifts. Please meet The Lunchbox Fund:@thelunchboxfund provides a nutritious daily school meal to children in South Africa who would otherwise go hungry. Since its inception, @thelunchboxfund has provided over 20 million meals to school children in need. This meal encourages children to attend school and enables them to better concentrate and maximise their learning potential. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are committed to supporting the children and communities of the 53 commonwealth countries around the world. For those members of the public who have graciously asked to send baby gifts for the couple’s upcoming arrival, they ask that instead, you consider lending your support to @thelunchboxfund or the other 3 charities we will be sharing on our page Thank you for your kindness! Photos courtesy of: @thelunchboxfund

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As a continuation of yesterday’s post, we now introduce you to London based organisation, Little Village. Similar to a food bank, @littlevillagehq is for clothes, toys and essentials for babies and children up to the age of five. The Duchess of Sussex became aware of the organisation last December and strongly believes in their community ethos and goal to ensure every parent and young child have the necessary supplies and support they need. The couple have made private contributions in the last few months, and are excited to share this special organisation with you. Please consider supporting @littlevillagehq – their staff and volunteers work tirelessly to help local families have the support they need to thrive. That’s what community is all about. Photos via: @littlevillagehq

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Von: APA/dpa