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The 12 charities Harry and Meghan are supporting. Granny Activist?

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Gonegirl Mon 02-Dec-19 19:30:46

The 12 charities that received Harry and Meghan's backing

1. Scottys Little Soldiers

2. FareShare UK

3. The Felix Project

4. Shelter

5. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity

6. Lifewise New Zealand

7. Centrepoint UK

8. St Felix Centre

9. The Trussell Trust

10. Social Bite

11. Los Angeles Mission

12. The Salvation Army UK

Scottie's Little Soldiers?

Gonegirl Mon 02-Dec-19 19:31:55

Have I got the right Gransnetter? Hard to remember.

Anniebach Mon 02-Dec-19 19:47:45

Wonder if they know The Salvation Army isn’t connected to the armed forces

Yes I know, couldn’t resist it

grannyactivist Mon 02-Dec-19 19:51:41

Absolutely right Gonegirl. smile

It really is a wonderful little charity and I'm delighted it's getting so much support from the Sussexes.

People often assume that there is far more help for bereaved military families than is actually the case and there are always gaps in provision. Nikki and her amazing team at scottyslittlesoldiers.

grannyactivist Mon 02-Dec-19 19:53:18

Ooops - posted too soon.
Nikki and her amazing team at scottyslittlesoldiers provide a much needed service.

Gonegirl Mon 02-Dec-19 19:56:55

Sorry I spelt in wrong grannya. I'm so glad the charity is going so well. smile

lavenderzen Mon 02-Dec-19 20:12:18

Well done Harry & Meghan

merlotgran Mon 02-Dec-19 20:53:11

Are they patrons? Not sure what 'backing' is supposed to mean in this context'. I know Harry and Meghan support Scotty's Little Soldiers because it's one of the charities that benefitted from donations marking their wedding but why a list?

At this time of the year there can't be a charity in existence that isn't grateful for donations so are H&M asking us to favour theirs?

Maybe I've got it wrong.

Iam64 Mon 02-Dec-19 21:17:16

Well done Harry and Meghan (and granny activist)

Bridgeit Mon 02-Dec-19 22:26:11

I assume only in the same way that the rest of us ask for support for our favoured charities.
I would think it would be an impossibility to support all charities all at the same time.

Gonegirl Mon 02-Dec-19 22:35:10

I seem to remember it was well done grannya's daughter. Something this good came out of something so sad.

grannyactivist Mon 02-Dec-19 22:57:14

merlotgran a recent post shared by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, highlighted the work of nine organisations dedicated to helping others under the theme '12 days of Christmas' - one of those mentioned was Scotty's Little Soldiers.

My grandson continues to receive help from the organisation following his daddy's death in Afghanistan. He's almost ten now and is beginning to process events in a different way, so it's a boon knowing that if specialist counselling is needed Scotty's Little Soldiers will be on hand to help.

Gonegirl Mon 02-Dec-19 23:07:33

About grannya's daughter, and the charity she founded.

www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/how-we-help/about-us/

Yehbutnobut Mon 02-Dec-19 23:20:10

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, for those who haven’t googled it yet, is a military charity dedicated to supporting children who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces

grannyactivist Mon 02-Dec-19 23:46:04

Gonegirl the charity was not founded by my daughter, but by one of the other military widows she knows.

Out of the blue I've just remembered that in the first year of Gransnet the singalong we did was in aid of Scotty's Little Soldiers. I've found a link and I'm going to put it on a separate thread in case people don't spot it on here.