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Old 09-21-2009, 07:35 PM
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This is just me, but I would think that maybe helping those at home first would be the best use of the charity.
Thanks for the info. Warren!
Do you mean the UK as home?
She supports numerous charities that benefit people based on both sides of the Atlantic. Remember in the UK she has Children in Crisis, that's more an international charity, but also Teenage Cancer Trust, Tommy's, Springboard for Children, etc.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:42 PM
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This Tommy's?
Tommy's - About us

This looks to be a charity she supports, but did not start.
I think the charities she has started should be based in the UK. That is my point.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:12 PM
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I agree. I do not believe she started any charities in the US.
However, I remember reading in these forums that she planned to
encourage middle aged ladies to keep themselves trim and healthy.
One of the ways to prove it can be done, was to run on an Australian beach when she turned 50.
I know she no longer represents Weight Watchers but I cannot remember if that event was tied with them or it was an independent project Sarah
took on her own...
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:46 PM
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Why does it matter where the charity is focused?

While charity does begin at home, I think we can all agree that there are enough people and places that need assistance. Indeed, while there are women and children in the UK who need assistance, there are also millions of women and children in Third World countries that need it as well. And the dollar/euro goes a lot further in helping these women as well.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:01 PM
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Why does it matter where the charity is focused?
Did Sarah not say that she gets a bum rap at home but the US loves her? I would think that by starting at home with a charity in the UK and making a constant and consistant reputation for being hands on and picking a specific thing to cure, help, eradicate--what have you, then the tabloids would ease up and take her seriously.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:05 PM
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Sorry, Russo I resectfully disagree.

If you are helping people you are helping people. There is enough need to go around. And frankly, considering her status as an Not a member of the BRF (as pointed out many times on this board) perhaps she decided not to do anything in the UK as it could be considered as stepping on the patronage of an other royal.

And honestly, Sarah could have a serious life changing moment and be in the same category as Mother Theresa and you would still have the same catty and mean comments about her. Basically, it doesn't matter what Sarah does. The tabloids would never ease up on her...they need someone to vent, pick on and make mountain out of molehill stories. And right now, thats the Yorks and Princess Michael of Kent.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:19 PM
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Exactly so Zonk, I think there is a certain reflexive disapproval of Sarah among certain factions in the UK. Even if she's trying to do the right thing, a given demographic is going to beat her up. I personally always liked her....
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:28 PM
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That was only my 2 cents. And I do wish her well.
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:33 PM
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Well, you were only expressing your opinion Russo. Of which you are entitled to.

For the record, I tried to do some more research on Save the Children, which appears to have the same focus as Sarah's charity. It was founded in the UK in 1919 and as everyone knows has The Princess Royal as their patron. For some reason, I always thought it was an international organizatin. I would assume (because I don't know that) Sarah wasn't trying to step on Anne's toes so to speak.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:30 PM
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Well, you were only expressing your opinion Russo. Of which you are entitled to.

For the record, I tried to do some more research on Save the Children, which appears to have the same focus as Sarah's charity. It was founded in the UK in 1919 and as everyone knows has The Princess Royal as their patron. For some reason, I always thought it was an international organizatin. I would assume (because I don't know that) Sarah wasn't trying to step on Anne's toes so to speak.
But aren't they different? Save the Children, from what I know, just goes about and saves children. Children in Crisis is more towards war torn? I could be vastly wrong here, I haven't had much caffiene today and the danged doggie kept clack, clack, clacking all over the wood floors last night. . .
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:00 PM
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Poor Russo!

According to Wikipedia,

Save the Children is an international organisation helping children in need around the world. First established in the United Kingdom in 1919, separate national organisations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.

According to the Children in Crisis website
Children in Crisis was established in 1993 in the UK to give children in some of the world’s poorest countries the education they need to help transform their lives.
Worldwide, one in six children is denied an education. At the heart of our work is the belief that education is the best possible route out of poverty, bringing hope for a better future for families, communities and over time, whole societies.

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So it sounds like Children in Crisis has a much narrower focus. Same goal helping children in education but that is about it.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:04 PM
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There are a number of charities dedicated to helping children in need e.g. World Vision and most have the same goal - end the poverty cycle through education.

I think it is unfortunate that there are so many as they tend to duplicate the bureaucracies and therefore lessen the sums actually doing good. I would like to see them all combined with one bureacracy and thus an increase in funds getting through.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:19 PM
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While I can see the reasons for combining all organizations, I can only imagine the
bureaucracy that would be created and the negative effect (i.e. delays) that would have on the people they are supposed to helping.
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Pics 19.10.2009

Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, attends the presentation
of the concert of the 'Sinfonica de la Juventud Venezolana Simon
Bolivar' held at Teatro alla Scala on October 19, 2009 in Milan, Italy.

The proceeds of the concert will be devolved to the 'Children in
crisis' Foundation.


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Her legs are absolutely awesome!
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Thanks for the pics. It's great to see Fergie continuing her charity causes despite all the bankruptcy drama.
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i love this pic

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The day after the presentation mentioned above, the 'Children
in Crisis' fundraiser concert took place at La Scala opera house.
Sarah attended it, Milan, Italy, October 20, 2009:


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Nice pics, Ice! Sarah looks like she put effort into her look and her effort paid off. :)
The color looks lovely on her and I like the little cardie she has on. She needs to wear make-up like she did to prevent her looking washed out. Good job, Sarah!
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