Charities supported by Eugenie and fiance invited to royal wedding
Princess Eugenie and fiance Jack Brooksbank have invited members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle to join in the celebrations on their wedding day.
They have also invited representatives from charities and organisations they support.
Here is a list of the charities.
– Healthcare and Young People
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK that provides a range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from spinal injuries to specialist rehabilitation.
Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12-years-old and was treated at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
The princess is also patron of the European School of Osteopathy, a world-renowned provider of undergraduate and postgraduate level osteopathic education.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Eugenie, her sister Princess Beatrice and mother Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, are patrons of the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity that provides world-class cancer services for young people in the UK.
They have visited and opened Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country, including the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle and specialist units at The Royal Marsden, London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Street Child works to provide children with an education even in the world’s toughest places, based on the belief that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.
In 2018 Street Child merged with Children In Crisis, a charity founded by the duchess and supported by Beatrice and Eugenie.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a charity that works in 131 countries, offering practical support, unconditional friendship and help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.
In 2018 Eugenie gave her support to the Salvation Army’s Campaign to Stop Modern Slavery.
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women awards grants to initiatives that work towards addressing issues with and reducing violence against women and girls.
In September, Eugenie visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund, in Belgrade, Serbia.
The princess was introduced to the work of organisations that are changing the lives of survivors of trafficking in human beings for the better, creating safe spaces for recovery and opportunities for socio-economic reintegration.
Key to Freedom
Key to Freedom is an initiative founded by The York Family to support and find a route to market for products made by the Women’s Interlink Foundation – a charity that provides vulnerable young women from West Bengal, India, with skills to earn an income.
The young women supported by the Women’s Interlink Foundation have been exposed to domestic abuse or trafficked into the sex trade.
The sale of the products allows the women to earn a living wage and regain control of the choices in their lives. Key to Freedom facilitates a route to market for the garments created by the young women through retailers including Topshop and Royal Collection.
As part of a partnership with Key to Freedom, Hobbs recently launched an exclusive collection of silk scarves, including one designed to commemorate the wedding of Eugenie and fiance Jack Brooksbank.
– The Military
Supporting Wounded Veterans
Supporting Wounded Veterans helps wounded campaign soldiers, including those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, to rebuild their futures through a unique, specially designed, ski-based development programme.
Jack Brooksbank’s father, George Brooksbank, is executive director and Jack also provides support to the charity.
– Animals and Conservation
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Eugenie is patron of the Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, Kent. The sanctuary aims to protect big cats from extinction, providing the right conditions for the successful breeding of endangered cats within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.
Elephant Family is a charity dedicated to protecting Asian elephants in their habitat. In recent years the charity has supported over 160 field projects in six elephant range states: India, Thailand, Indonesia (Sumatra), Malaysia (Borneo), Myanmar and Cambodia. Eugenie is patron of Elephant Family.
Eugenie has been an ambassador for Project 0 since 2018. The aim is to inspire people to make sustainable choices to stop the ocean from drowning in plastic.
The princess’s wedding aims to be plastic free.
Eugenie is patron of the organisation charity: water, which works to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
– The Arts
The Print Room at the Coronet
The Print Room’s mission is to stage exciting, undiscovered pieces by great writers, and to provide an opportunity for emerging and talented artists from all fields. Princess Eugenie is a patron of The Print Room.
Tate Young Patrons
Founded in 2007, the Tate Young Patrons are a group of collectors, philanthropists and art enthusiasts who contribute to conserving historic works, acquiring new works for the Tate collection and supporting education and learning programmes. Eugenie is royal patron, reflecting her personal passion for the visual arts, in particular international modern and contemporary art.