Royal Wedding Charities
More than one million pounds was raised through the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are incredibly grateful for all the generous donations and messages of goodwill that have been sent to the Charitable Gift Fund in celebration of their wedding. The Fund has now closed.”
The fund was set up by Prince William and Catherine Middleton in March 2011, a few weeks before their wedding, in order to enable those who wished to present them with a wedding gift to donate to the Royal Couple’s chosen charities instead.
The Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund closed at the end of May and a few weeks later the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, responsible for the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund, announced that a fantastic £1,058,367 had been raised and would be distributed amongst the 26 chosen charities.
As well as donations from members of the public, contributions to the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund also came from other projects including a donation from the sales of the official Royal Wedding Album and a donation from the sales of the photograph of the couple printed in the official wedding brochure.
The 26 charities to benefit from the fund are wide ranging and focus on different areas including arts, sports, children, service personnel and conservation related giving. The charities are based in the UK and overseas in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
List of Charities
Peace Players, Ocean Youth Trust, Greenhouse Schools, Oily Cart, Dance United, IntoUniversity, Venture Trust, Beat Bullying, Keyfund, A National Voice, Association for Children’s Palliative Care (ACT), Youth Access, Community Foundation in Wales, Scottish Community Foundation, Berkshire Community Foundation, Combat Stress, Cruse Bereavement Care for Children of Forces’ Families, Household Cavalry Benevolent Fund, Irish Guards Appeal, Army Widows Association, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, ZSL, EarthWatch, The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, New Zealand Government’s Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, Royal Flying Doctor Service – Australia.