The Duchess of York has revealed she has ‘personally donated’ over 250 sleeping bags and supplies to be distributed to the homeless ahead of New Year’s Eve.
Sarah Ferguson, 60, is lives with her ex-husband Prince Andrew at her home of the Royal Lodge in Windsor, shared snaps as she undertook the charitable endeavour yesterday.
Photos shared on Instagram yesterday showed the Duchess armed with a gold pen as she signed rucksacks with the note ‘Love Sarah’, and posed alongside bundles of sleeping bags.
Meanwhile the caption read: ‘Today Sarah Ferguson has personally donated over 250 sleeping bags and supplies to Under One Sky London who will distribute among the homeless.
The Duchess of York, 60, has revealed she has ‘personally donated’ over 250 sleeping bags and supplies to be distributed to the homeless ahead of New Year’s Eve
‘Under one sky are volunteer led, set up to support vulnerable communities in the UK.’
The images were shared on the page for the Duchess’ new charitable foundation ‘Sarah’s Trust’, which she launched in July with the aim of making ‘a long lasting difference to vulnerable communities’.
The Trust describes its works online as providing a ‘vital bridge’ between ‘individuals with social responsibility and the financial ability’ to give philanthropically with charities in need.
A statement on the trust’s Instagram page reads: ‘Sarah’s trust has been launched to champion charities across the globe.
Sarah Ferguson shared snaps on her Instagram page as she posed next to hundreds of sleeping bags
‘We are dedicated to being a voice and ambassador for the forgotten women, children, families and communities around the world.’
The Duchess saw her Sarah Ferguson Foundation charity close in 2012, but she also founded the Children In Crisis charity in 1993, and remains the life president.
Fergie and her daughter Princess Eugenie have been active throughout the pandemic in their efforts to support frontline workers.
Keen to do their bit during this crisis, the family delivered care packages, containing essentials such as food, toiletries and cleaning products, to Hammersmith Hospital in West London.
The Duchess appeared in high spirits and beamed in the images, which were shared to her charitable organisation’s page
The Duchess was also seen was seen packing cupcakes into gift bags to be donated to Thames Hospice in Windsor in a series of photographs posted to Instagram alongside her former husband Prince Andrew.
In the caption, Fergie’s assistant Antonia Marshall explained the pair were packing Easter care packages of cakes and biscuits to give to those at the nearby Thames Hospice.
‘Sarah Ferguson and the Duke of York packing all the care packages for the Thames Hospice in Windsor today,’ she said.
‘The York Family are a wonderful and steadfast unit and through this crisis, are continuously helping others. So proud of them all…’
Meanwhile she went on to share another image as the supplies were boxed up and collected, ready to be distributed to the homeless
Earlier this year, Sarah revealed that she has joined LinkedIn while unveiling the elegant professional photo she chose for her profile.
The 60-year-old Duchess of York announced the news on Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday evening, writing: ‘Excited to join @linkedin.’ She also shared a link to her profile and encouraged her followers to check it out.
She is listed as a ‘Spokesperson, Author, Producer and Humanitarian’ under her current job title.
Fergie was snapped in April with ex-husband Prince Andrew volunteering during the pandemic
The rest of the profile highlights her charity work, media appearances and published books, including two autobiographies and children’s stories.
She posted just one job under the ‘experience’ section: Founder of the non-profit organization Children in Crisis UK.
The charity’s focus is ‘improving the lives of children and women from underprivileged backgrounds in third-world countries.’