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Old 09-12-2020, 07:52 AM
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A new video chat by the Duchess -

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ollection.html

About Smart Works.

(Maybe the wrong thread moderators, news or patronage ... sorry.)

What is that on the mantelpiece?
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Old 09-12-2020, 08:19 AM
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These treks that the veterans who participate in through Walking with the Wounded are not staged events to draw in donations although that is a happy outcome most of the time. These treks are putting what the organization does into practice.

These walks are the meat and potatoes of a lot of training done by wounded veterans which, in and of itself, serve these wounded veterans with a purpose and a goal. These treks are not the normal walk a few miles to raise funds but are the culmination of extensive training to build up strength, endurance and mostly a "I Can" attitude and to reach the finish line of one of these walks is something most people will never achieve.

It'd be quite hard to find a lot of healthy, able bodied people that could take on and do what these veterans do. Its not for the weak minded.
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:03 AM
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These treks that the veterans who participate in through Walking with the Wounded are not staged events to draw in donations although that is a happy outcome most of the time. These treks are putting what the organization does into practice.

These walks are the meat and potatoes of a lot of training done by wounded veterans which, in and of itself, serve these wounded veterans with a purpose and a goal. These treks are not the normal walk a few miles to raise funds but are the culmination of extensive training to build up strength, endurance and mostly a "I Can" attitude and to reach the finish line of one of these walks is something most people will never achieve.

It'd be quite hard to find a lot of healthy, able bodied people that could take on and do what these veterans do. Its not for the weak minded.
Just at teh moment its hardly necessary is it?
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:12 AM
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Yes. I believe its necessary that that veterans that have trained so long and so hard to participate in this venture. There are only 6 people participating in a walk that will cross 400 km in 21 days. Its not a hoard of people coming together but rather just a few that will be isolated pretty much in the Omani desert. Its not just a "charity walk" to raise funds but has quite a partnership behind it that includes the Omani Armed Forces.

"In November 2020, a team of 5 ex-military personnel and 1 currently serving will attempt to walk across Oman at an approximate total distance of 400kms, over the course of 21 days. The expedition will run in partnership with the Omani Armed Forces, with generous support of the Royal Office of HM Sultan Haitham bin Tariq’. Furthermore, The Duke of Sussex will support the challenge as the official Expedition Patron. "

https://www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/Home/About/197

I see absolutely no reason for this endeavor not to happen. Do you really? And may I ask why?
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:17 AM
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Yes. I believe its necessary that that veterans that have trained so long and so hard to participate in this venture. There are only 6 people participating in a walk that will cross 400 km in 21 days. Its not a hoard of people coming together but rather just a few that will be isolated pretty much in the Omani desert. Its not just a "charity walk" to raise funds but has quite a partnership behind it that includes the Omani Armed Forces.

"In November 2020, a team of 5 ex-military personnel and 1 currently serving will attempt to walk across Oman at an approximate total distance of 400kms, over the course of 21 days. The expedition will run in partnership with the Omani Armed Forces, with generous support of the Royal Office of HM Sultan Haitham bin Tariq’. Furthermore, The Duke of Sussex will support the challenge as the official Expedition Patron. "

https://www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/Home/About/197

I see absolutely no reason for this endeavor not to happen. Do you really? And may I ask why?
Why? Because the world is a a state of crisis due to Covid. Attempts to get people back t o work, seem to result in a fresh outbreak of cases.. yet it is very bad for the economy for people having to work at home or not work at all. This isn't necessary.. If people want to do it I suppose they will but IMO its not necesary....
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:53 AM
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Why? Because the world is a a state of crisis due to Covid. Attempts to get people back t o work, seem to result in a fresh outbreak of cases.. yet it is very bad for the economy for people having to work at home or not work at all. This isn't necessary.. If people want to do it I suppose they will but IMO its not necesary....
To me, this endeavor is one that fits in with complying with ways and means to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Whether they do the walk or not will have no effect on the everyday man and the economy and seems to me to be grasping at straws for reasons *not* to have this event happen.

Six people isolating in the Omani is pretty much the epitome of "social distancing". In the UK, six people are allowed the last I checked. Of course this walk isn't "necessary" at all. Nor is any of the different endeavors that have been happening across the globe. What would be worse is to hear that *everything* shut down and people locked themselves behind closed doors and moaned and groaned and complained about the state of affairs . I believe we *need* to see things that continue on as if our "normal" world still existed. It gives us hope.
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:03 AM
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There have been all sorts of successful endeavours for charities completed in the last six to eight months, including walks around his garden to raise money by a very elderly man who was knighted by the Queen for his efforts. Have all charitable efforts to cease because there happens to be a pandemic? These men are making a huge effort to raise money for their cause, just as he did.

Meghan speaks on a video call to women whose lives her charity Smart Works helped to change. It is also the anniversary of her capsule clothing she commissioned.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebr...ry-video-call/
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Old 09-12-2020, 03:40 PM
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So much for the Sussexes allegedly bailing on their UK charities because they stepped back.
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To mark his birthday Harry and Meghan have donated £130,000 to the African based charity CAMFED.

https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news/meghan-...o-their-hearts
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:03 AM
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Prince Harry shares a video message of support for The Gurkha Welfare Trust fundraiser



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...rity-walk.html
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:35 PM
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In this country Joanna Lumley is well known for her support for the Gurkhas. I wasn't aware that the duke was involved with the Gurkha Welfare Trust in any capacity.
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Old 12-25-2020, 04:22 PM
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Harry and Meghan have made a donation to the Foundation set up to honour the memory of Harry's friend Henry van Straubenzee. Hen, as he was known, was about to go to Uganda to work in a school there in his gap year when he was killed in a freak car accident in England before he could set out. He was 18.

Harry used to attend the Carol Service held each December (though not this year due to Covid) which was an annual fundraiser and he and William are Patrons of the Foundation. Harry and Hen were close, being of the same age.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...raubenzee.html
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Old 12-27-2020, 05:45 AM
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Harry and Meghan have made an Xmas donation to the NZ charitable endeavour Make-Give-Live for 100 bobble hats, in Archie's name. They did the same sort of thing last year and the women who run this endeavour were inundated with orders and donations after Archie appeared in a photo in Canada in his father's arms wearing one of the hats.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebr...tmas-donation/
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"We honored to have the support of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with Archewell Foundation, They fuled the volunteers of our LA Service Platoon with lunch yesterday, so they can continue their hard work at the Compton VFW and help those living in the Compton community!"


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Nice people get help this is a difficult time for everybody, Still signing as Duke and Dss of Sussex.
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Well... that's who they actually are.

It's good to see things starting to happen with Archewell. With the way that things are going in California with the pandemic, *any* kind of help and assistance is sorely needed. Especially the kind that support the people tirelessly working to support the people.
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Well... that's who they actually are.

It's good to see things starting to happen with Archewell. With the way that things are going in California with the pandemic, *any* kind of help and assistance is sorely needed. Especially the kind that support the people tirelessly working to support the people.
Yes! Its great to hear they are involved even if we cant see them at engagements.

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Yes! Its great to hear they are involved even if we cant see them at engagements.

LaRae

Agreed that it's great to hear that they're still involved especially with such a new charity "The Mission Continues." Home Girl catering surely appreciated the job, but they're better now in the area with their ties to Home Boy Industries. However like in so many places, it really is best that the Sussexes are staying home now even though technically they could travel in the SoCal region. Santa Barbara Co. is experiencing a higher rate of COVID transmission now and Los Angeles Co. remains one of the global hotspots.
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It's good that they're supporting local charities. The people of Southern California can certainly use all the help they can get during this time, they are really being hit hard by the pandemic.

However, I do have to say that I still have an issue with them using their titles in instances like this. This is not a British charity; they titles don't hold an official weight here in the US. They wanted so badly to leave official royal life to be private citizens and earn their own private income, yet they want to use their official titles to do so.
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Meghan and Harry are still Duke and Duchess of Sussex regardless of the fact that they've "left" the royal family, so I don't see a problem in them using the title. If they had been stripped of their dukedom and were still trying to use it to gain publicity, that would be another matter and an actual issue.
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