Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fans have added the British charity WellChild to mark ‘Archie’s birthplace’ while raising over £ 21,000 for fundraising efforts to celebrate the royal family’s first birthday.
Supporters of Meghan, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, will mark the party on May 6 with the hashtag #ArchieDay on social media.
After officially launching the campaign earlier this month, they urged others to share charitable donations to help vulnerable children affected by coronavirus in countries involving the Duke and Duchess of Sussex keep their hearts dear, including Canada , America and South Africa.
The organizers of the initiative have now announced that they have added WellChild to the endeavors and wrote online: ‘We have heard all your suggestions and agreed that the #ArchieDay fundraiser would not be complete without a nod to the birthplace from Archie. His homeland, the UK. ‘
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, supporters have raised over £ 21,000 for charities around the world on the occasion of their son Archie’s birthday on May 6
It is the first British charity of the official organizations in the campaign, and is the only one of the royal couple’s patronages to be mentioned.
The move comes days after the Duke expressed support for WellChild, of which he has been a patron for 10 years, by speaking to British families caring for critically ill children during the pandemic from his bolthole in Los Angeles, where he enjoys family time with Meghan and Archie.
While Harry may remain a patron of a number of charities, he and Meghan were forced to give up their Sussex Royal brand and other official roles in the UK.
The couple have both attended the WellChild Awards together on several occasions, most recently in October last year.
The organizers of the initiative have added the British charity WellChild to the fundraising efforts to “ nod to Archie’s birthplace ” (photo, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the October 2019 WellChild awards)
Organizers posted on Instagram that they felt the #ArchieDay campaign ‘wouldn’t be complete’ without a British charity
According to official online fundraising pages, Sussex supporters have raised just over £ 1,600 for charity since it was included in the campaign.
Meanwhile, the initiative’s overall efforts have resulted in more than £ 21,000 being donated to the four charities involved.
The campaign will be officially launched earlier this month, fan account @Archie_day urged others to help “celebrate Archie’s birthday with a worldwide celebration” before listing a series of charities selected for the “wish to help children.”
One of the three charities chosen by the group was South Africa’s Nourish Eco Village, where Prince Harry and Meghan performed their last royal tour in November.
The addition of the British charity comes after Prince Harry spoke to families caring for critically ill children during the pandemic earlier this week from his bolthole in Los Angeles.
Launched earlier this month on the occasion of Archie’s first birthday on May 6, the campaign encouraged followers to donate to a range of charities to celebrate the day
The charity provides children of poor families in rural communities who depend on schools to eat daily.
The Canadian charity Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, which was chosen because “Canada has always been central to the love story and relationship of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” also tweeted about the campaign’s success.
Fans were also referred to the Children’s Aid organization, which helps children in poverty in America honor the Duchess’s homeland.
Sussex supporters have urged others to share donations with four selected charities in the UK, Canada, America and South Africa (photo, Archie with Prince Harry in December)
Fan account @Archie_Day launched the campaign earlier this month and shared an image that read: ‘Motivated by the sheer joy of Archie’s arrival and the very serious circumstances of our time, we are introducing a campaign to honor his first birthday and the principles that we wait a minute. Community, kindness and compassion. ‘
The image, which was shared by multiple social media fan accounts when they launched the coordinated campaign, read: ‘Before COVID-19 became an ominous presence in our lives, a group of us came together to organize a fundraising campaign to to honor the emphasized principles by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their humanitarian endeavors: community, kindness and compassion for vulnerable people and ecologies. ‘
It further explained that the group hoped to build on the success of previous fundraising efforts, including last year’s #GlobalSussexBabyShower, which was launched by a Meghan fan account, and called on users to celebrate Mother’s Day by donating to some from the favorites of the Duchess charities and patronages.
It follows a campaign last year by the group prior to the birth of Baby Archie to raise money for some of the Duchess’s patronages and favorite charities
The message continued: “In that spirit, we are starting the #ArchieDay fundraiser for vulnerable children affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
“We are all in the same boat. We’ll get through it together. We would very much appreciate your support. ‘
Harry and Meghan are in Los Angeles after moving out of their multimillion-pound hideaway in Vancouver, where they spent their six-week Christmas break for ‘Megxit.’