Not quite walking down the aisle to the theme tune of the Magnificent Seven but it is the thoughts and deeds that counts in the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.
The Royal wedding will help seven small charities that have been selected to benefit in lieu of wedding gifts. A boost in profile and potential donations will highlight and support the work done by the couples selected beneficiaries.
The Chosen Seven
- The Children’s HIV Association supports children growing up with HIV and their families.
- Crisis, the national charity for homeless people aims to help people directly out of homelessness.
- Myna Mahila Foundation is a charity which empowers women in Mumbai’s urban slums.
- Scotty’s Little Soldiers is the charity for bereaved Armed Forces children. Originally inspired by the experience of war widow Nikki Scott.
- StreetGames uses sport to change lives across the UK, helping people and communities to become healthier, safer and more successful.
- Surfers Against Sewage is a national marine conservation and campaigning charity, which inspires, unites and empowers communities to take action to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife.
- The Wilderness Foundation UK promotes the benefits and enjoyment of wild nature. The charity helps build resilience in vulnerable teenagers, introduces rural employment to urban youth, and brings science to life.
It is a pleasant change for this site to only be looking at positive charitable actions.
There is nothing to stop the public using the wedding as a reason for donating to other charities.
There seems to be a charity amongst the seven to appeal to most royalists, democrats and republicans alike.
More information on The Royal.UK website