SARAH, the Duchess of York, has announced she has set up a new charity aimed at making a “a long lasting difference to vulnerable communities”.
The Duchess is currently self-isolating with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, her daughter Princess Eugenie, and her son-in-law Jack Brooksbank, at the Royal Lodge in Windsor. The aim of her charitable foundation, called Sarah’s Trust, is described online as a “vital bridge” between “individuals with social responsibility and the financial ability” to provide humanitarian aid for charities.
One of the charities that Sarah’s Trust is collaborating with is Kipbag, which advocates for “Warmth, shelter and dignity for the homeless.”
Kipbag arranges support packages to deliver to homeless men and women in the UK.
The Duchess has created other charitable foundations over the years.
Her Sarah Ferguson Foundation closed in 2012, but she also set up the Children In Crisis charity in 1993 which remains active.
Sarah Ferguson makes surprising announcement during lockdown (Image: Getty)
Sarah Ferguson has set up a new charity (Image: INSTAGRAM)
The Duchess and her daughter Princess Eugenie have been helping healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
They gave out care bundles containing food, hygiene products and cleaning products, to workers at Hammersmith Hospital in London.
The Duchess also made fairycake gift bags to deliver to Thames Hospice in Windsor.
She was photographed with the treats alongside Prince Andrew and the picture was posted on Instagram.
The Duchess is currently self-isolating with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, her daughter Princess Eugenie, and her son-in-law Jack Brooksbank (Image: Getty)
In the caption, the Dechess’s assistant Antonia Marshall commented on how they were preparing Easter care packages of cakes and biscuits to deliver to 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…”
The Duchess set up a LinkedIn account earlier this month to outline her professional accomplishments.
Sarah Ferguson with her daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice (Image: Getty)
She announced the news on Instagram and Twitter writing: “Excited to join @linkedin.”
She attached a link to her account and encouraged her followers to visit the site.
In her profile she is described as a “Spokesperson, Author, Producer and Humanitarian.”
Other work experiences include her philanthropic work, media appearances and her work as a writer.
The Duchess has authored books ranging from autobiographies to children’s stories.
The Duchess’ has authored books ranging from autobiographies to children’s stories (Image: Getty)
Under the “experience” section she listed “Founder of the non-profit organisation Children in Crisis UK.”
The organisation’s aim focuses on “improving the lives of children and women from underprivileged backgrounds in third-world countries.”
Of her media appearances her profile outlines: ”The subject of countless media interviews herself, The Duchess has also found success as a reporter and presenter.
“In America, she has been a special correspondent for NBC’s Today show and has presented specials and documentaries on ABC, FOX, and CNN,
“In Britain, she has presented and co-produced specials for ITV, BBC, and Sky TV.
“She has served as guest editor on BBC Radio 4 Today programme and has regularly contributed to BBC Radio 2’s primetime lifestyle show ‘Steve Wright’.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK