Sarah Ferguson's Charity For Underprivileged Children Raises 2.8 Million Pounds

Sarah Ferguson's Charity For Underprivileged Children Raises 2.8 Million Pounds

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson's charity Street Child raised a whopping sum of £2.8 million pounds. She thanked everyone through an Instagram post.

Sarah Ferguson married the most eligible bachelor of the world (in his days) Prince Andrew in 1986. Both Sarah and Diana (who also played cupid in their wedding) brought a fresh breath to the otherwise reserved and far from the public monarchy. The young girls were vibrant, full of life and wanted to be a part of the people instead of staying away from them. The red-haired Sarah Ferguson caught attention for her unconventional looks and behavior. However, her good days did not last for long and the media heavily criticized Sarah for various reasons. The couple got separated in 1992 and finally divorced in 1996.

After divorce, Sarah Ferguson decided to focus on her media and charity work. She is still called the Duchess of York and supports numerous charities. One of her most popular charities is Street Child which has recently managed to raise £2.8m. Sarah Ferguson expressed her gratitude in a recent Instagram post.

‘So happy to announce that your support for the @streetchilduk Count Me In campaign helped raise the fantastic total of £1.4M which the UK Government is matching thanks to UK Aid Match, making a grand total of £2.8M!

‘The amazing team @streetchilduk will be able to help thousands more children go to school and learn. Thank you to everyone who supported the appeal and who continues to support Street Child’s work. During the appeal I visited schools supported by Street Child in Sierra Leone and met children whose lives are being transformed by having access to education. It means so much.’

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#DRC : Within Lusenda refugee camp in South Kivu we have helped 21 young refugee women to set up a social enterprise making and selling menstrual kits in the camp. As part of the #PeriodPovertyProject the women have been taught tailoring and soap-making skills allowing them to create the kits from scratch. Each kit includes washable, reusable sanitary towels, plus some underwear and soap. The sanitary towels have helped fill the gap in menstrual hygiene needs within the camp for themselves and other women and this has addressed some of the problems associated with #periodpoverty such as girls not attending school because of lack of hygiene materials. The income generated is allowing the women to support their families and send their children to school. #DRCongo #StreetChildUK #equity #EducationCannotWait #RightToLearn #EducationForAll #children #change #bethechange #DoSomething #changemakers #motivation #humanitarianaid #activism #GlobalEd #socialgood #dogood #development #GlobalDev #NGO #nonprofit #disasters #emergency #conflict

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Sarah Ferguson’s charity Street Child is also supported by her daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. They both are ambassadors for ‘Street Child’. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are not full time working royals and have their day jobs. However, they are often seen on the royal events and patronize various charities. Princess Eugenie’s charity ‘Anti Slavery Collective’ is particularly important for working against human trafficking in many parts of the world. Princess Eugenie is vocal on social media as well and posts endearing pictures from her childhood with her sister and parents that have not been seen elsewhere.

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By Saadia Ahmed
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