The Duchess of Cornwall made a ‘generous’ donation to an organisation supporting those affected by the Australian bushfires, it has been revealed.
GIVIT, an organisation that matches donations with those in need, said it was ‘excited and humbled’ by Camilla’s support in a tweet posted yesterday.
The contribution, of an undisclosed amount, comes after Prince Charles, 71, sent a heartfelt video message to Australian battling the bushfire crisis.
The official GIVIT Twitter account posted yesterday: ‘ We’re humbled & excited to share @ClarenceHouse has generously donated to our #AustralianFires Appeal.
‘Thanks also to all who have already donated to our various appeals – Every #donation helps a person in need.’
It shared a photo of the Duchess with a separate caption reading: ‘Thank you to the Duchess of Cornwall for embracing GIVIT’s way of giving to help bushfire-affected Australians.’
GIVIT is working with local charities, community groups, the state government and councils in bushfire-affected areas to help them obtain exactly what is needed.
The GIVIT platform matches donation offers with identified requests, thereby eliminating the need for organisations to store and sort unexpected donations.
The royal family has been vocal in its support of Australians at this time of crisis and have used their platform to call for donations to those in need.
Earlier this month Prince Charles spoke on behalf of himself and Camilla in a two-minute Twitter video in which he said Australians are a ‘special and resilient’ people who would find a way to overcome the crisis.
The Sussexes and the Cambridges have both posted messages of support and appeal on their Instagram accounts and the Queen released a formal statement on behalf of herself and Prince Philip.
For more information on GIVIT visit http://www.givit.org.au/