British Royals is very excited to announce that we’re one of the Directors of a very special charitable initiative.
The Baby Cambridge Fundraiser is collaborative project of 5 bloggers / social media leaders in the royal watching community. The idea was first conceived in December 2012 – almost the moment it was announced that The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their first child. We thought it would be the perfect time to gather the royal community, celebrate the birth of a future monarch, and most importantly, give back to a very important cause.
The following blogs are spearheading the endeavor:
- Duchess Kate (http://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com)
- What Kate Wore (http://WhatKateWore.com)
- Kate Middleton Style (http://KateMiddletonStyle.org)
- British Royals (http://britishroyals.info)
- A Petite Princess (http://apetiteprincess.com)
Raising Funds for EACH
We have chosen to support East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Hospice, and in particular children’s hospices, is a cause very close to The Duchess of Cambridge’s heart. She has been EACH’s Royal Patron since January 2012 and delivered her very first speech when she opened their TreeHouse Hospice in Ipswich. Kate has also continued to raise awareness on this very delicate and often neglected sector of health care. Who can forget the scenes from William & Kate’s visit to Hospis Malaysia during their Jubilee tour of the South Pacific? We find it very humbling that in anticipation of this absolutely joyous occasion of the birth of the royal couple’s first child, we should give back to children who need our help.
“Celebrate the birth of William & Kate’s first child by helping another in need.”
The Baby Cambridge Fundraiser launched on 29 April, 2013 to mark the Duke & Duchess’s second wedding anniversary and to celebrate Children’s Hospice Week. Kate recently recorded her first ever video message urging everyone to support their local children’s hospices.
All the funds raised from the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser will be donated to EACH in recognition of the care they provide young patients and the support offered for family members of those children. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices must raise £5.75 million ($8.7 million) from public donations to deliver services this year. This amounts to more than £15,000 ($23,000) a day, every day of the year. Services through EACH are offered in three hospice locations in England and include day care in the patient’s family home or hospice, support for family members, various therapies and end of life care.
How do I make a donation?
It’s very simple. We’ve set up a JustGiving Page where any person, anywhere in the world, can donate via credit card or PayPal. The process is as easy as shopping online, and is very secure. 100% of your donation with go to EACH.
UK residents can also text: RBCF61 (£ amount) and send it to 70070, and the funds will automatically go to the fundraiser. More intructions here.
If you follow our blog, or appreciate our tweets, please consider donating. Any amount, no matter how small, makes a difference.
Moreover, we have exciting things prepared ahead. Many very generous donors from fashion brands made famous by the Duchess are sponsoring items that’ll go into prizes over the summer in fun activities hosted by our blogs!
The response to this initiative has been tremendous. Almost everyone who’s been approached has jumped in with full enthusiasm. So stay tuned and save your change for some items you might like.
Follow us around the web
To learn more about the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser, and to keep yourself up-to-date with our current drives and activities, follow our social media accounts
- Like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/BabyCambridgeFundraiser)
- Follow us on Twitter via @RoyalFundraiser
Please help us spread the word
Whether you’re a blog owner, a Facebook page administrator or just an individual enthusiast with a desire to help, we’d **love** to hear from you. We’re open to your ideas promoting the cause and reaching a wider audience. Send an email to BabyCambridgeFundraiser@gmail.com and someone will get back to you. You can also contact us through one of the social media accounts listed above.
We have also prepared banners & buttons in all sizes for people to put up in their websites, blogs, Facebook pages, Tumblr accounts, Google + pages, Instagrams, etc. Feel free to share them. You can find them here.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for following British Royals over the years. And thank you ever so much for supporting EACH and the Baby Cambridge Fundraiser!