Published 11 October 2018
Charities invited to the Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have invited members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle to join in the celebrations on their Wedding day.

They have also invited representatives from charities and organisations that they support. The charities are listed below.

Healthcare and young people

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK that provides a range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from spinal injuries to specialist rehabilitation.

Princess Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12 years old and was treated at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Find out more about her experience by watching the video below:

Inspired by her treatment, Her Royal Highness is Patron of the hospital’s redevelopment appeal, and is giving her name to its new state-of-the-art treatment facility, Princess Eugenie House.   

Princess Eugenie is also Patron of the European School of Osteopathy, a world-renowned provider of undergraduate and postgraduate level osteopathic education.

Teenage Cancer Trust

Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Sarah, Duchess of York, are Patrons of the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity that provides world-class cancer services for young people in the UK.

They have visited and opened Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country, including the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle and specialist units at The Royal Marsden, London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

Princess Eugenie speaks to a 14 year old cancer patient during a visit to the Teenage Cancer Trust ward at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool in September 2017.

Street Child

Street Child works to provide children with an education even in the world’s toughest places, based on the belief that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.

In 2018 Street Child merged with Children In Crisis, a charity founded by Sarah, Duchess of York and supported by Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

ANTI-SLAVERY

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a charity that works in 131 countries, offering practical support, unconditional friendship and help to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

In 2018 Princess Eugenie gave her support to the Salvation Army’s Campaign to Stop Modern Slavery. 

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women awards grants to initiatives that work towards addressing issues with and reducing violence against women and girls.

In September 2018, Princess Eugenie visited grantees of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), in Belgrade, Serbia.

Her Royal Highness was introduced to the work of organisations that are changing the lives of survivors of trafficking in human beings for the better, creating safe spaces for recovery and opportunities for socio-economic reintegration. 

 

Princess Eugenie visits UN Trust Fund grantee ATINA’s bagel shop, which focuses on business and skills training for victims of trafficking during a visit to Serbia in September 2018

Key to Freedom

Key to Freedom is an initiative founded by The York Family to support and find a route to market for products made by the Women’s Interlink Foundation – a charity that provides vulnerable young women from West Bengal, India, with skills to earn an income.

The young women supported by the Women’s Interlink Foundation have been exposed to domestic abuse or trafficked into the sex trade.

The sale of the products allows the women to earn a living wage and regain control of the choices in their lives. Key to Freedom facilitates a route to market for the garments created by the young women through retailers including Topshop and Royal Collection.

As part of a partnership with Key to Freedom, Hobbs recently launched an exclusive collection of silk scarves, including one designed to commemorate the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

Young women supported by the Women’s Interlink Foundation working on one of the Hobbs scarves.

THE MILITARY

Supporting Wounded Veterans

Supporting Wounded Veterans helps wounded campaign soldiers, including those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, to rebuild their futures through a unique, specially designed, ski-based development programme.

Jack Brooksbank’s father, Mr George Brooksbank, is Executive Director and Jack also provides support to the charity.

ANIMALS AND CONSERVATION

The Big Cat Sanctuary

Princess Eugenie is Patron of the Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, Kent. The Sanctuary aims to protect Big Cats from extinction, providing the right conditions for the successful breeding of endangered cats within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

 

 

Princess Eugenie meeting the cheetahs at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent in July, 2018

Elephant Family

Elephant Family is a charity dedicated to protecting Asian elephants in their habitat.

In recent years the charity has supported over 160 field projects in six elephant range states: India, Thailand, Indonesia (Sumatra), Malaysia (Borneo), Myanmar and Cambodia. Princess Eugenie is Patron of Elephant Family.

Project 0

Princess Eugenie has been an Ambassador of Project 0 since 2018. The aim is to inspire people to make sustainable choices to stop the ocean from drowning in plastic.

The Wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank aims to be plastic free.

Charity: water

Princess Eugenie is Patron of charity: water, which works to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

THE ARTS

The Print Room at The Coronet

The Print Room’s mission is to stage exciting, undiscovered pieces by great writers, and to provide an opportunity for emerging and talented artists from all fields. Princess Eugenie is a Patron of The Print Room.

Tate Young Patrons

Founded in 2007, the Tate Young Patrons are a group of collectors, philanthropists and art enthusiasts who contribute to conserving historic works, acquiring new works for the Tate collection and supporting education and learning programmes. Princess Eugenie is Royal Patron, reflecting her personal passion for the visual arts, in particular international modern and contemporary art.