In heartwarming news, Princes Harry and Prince William, along with their wives Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have shared a very exciting update with the world. While the foursome may be heading their separate ways in the charity space, with it being announced recently that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be splitting from the Royal Foundation, there’s still plenty of amazing efforts being made by the four royals as a team — and the latest achievement is case in point.
Taking to Instagram on July 31, both Sussex Royal and Kensington Palace announced some encouraging news about an initiative launched by the “Fab Four” only months ago.
In May, Give Us A Shout was launched by William, Kate, Meghan, and Harry. The charity is a telephone operation service which provides help to people when they need it — be it in a moment of crisis, or to help them form a long-term plan and sharing support down the road.
This week, the service has officially already reached 100,000 conversations — an incredible sign that it’s making an amazing impact on those who need help.
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Congratulations 👏 to the incredible team of @giveusashoutinsta volunteers, who have now taken 100,000 text conversations – exchanging 4 million messages of support. In May this year The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched Shout 📱🇬🇧 a new text messaging helpline that supports people in crisis. Shout operates 24/7 and connects people in need to trained volunteers who provide help at a time when it is most needed; enabling them to move from a moment of crisis to a calm state and form a plan for next steps to find longer-term support. ・・・ #Repost Our amazing #CrisisVolunteers have now taken 100,000 text conversations, exchanging 4 million messages of support with our texters. We're incredibly grateful to them for volunteering their time to help take people who are finding life overwhelming to a calmer place & help them find longer term support. • Life can feel overwhelming for so many reasons. Our Crisis Volunteers are there for you 24/7 & will talk to you about whatever is troubling you: stress, relationships, anxiety, loneliness, sexuality, bullying, self-harm, & depression. Text SHOUT to 85258. #GiveUsAShout #100kconversations #mentalhealth
“Congratulations to the incredible team of @giveusashoutinsta volunteers, who have now taken 100,000 text conversations,” Kensington Palace announced on Instagram.
The royals also confirmed the service had exchanged a whopping four million messages of support.
Over on Sussex Royal, Harry and Meghan’s big announcement was similar: “Sending a big shout out and congratulations to the @giveusashoutinsta team.”
In their caption, the royals added some additional information about the amazing helpline saying, “Life can feel overwhelming for so many reasons. Our Crisis Volunteers are there for you 24/7 & will talk to you about whatever is troubling you: stress, relationships, anxiety, loneliness, sexuality, bullying, self-harm & depression.”
It’s an encouraging update for the royals, especially given the short span of time the charity has been operating for.
In June, it was officially announced that Princes Harry and William would be going their separate ways from the Royal Foundation, which has been a long standing project between the two brothers.
The foundation itself will continue to be headed by William and Kate, while Harry and Meghan are in the process of setting up their own charitable organization.
Earlier this month, it was revealed the Sussexes have already officially named their new charity to be Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The pair have also reportedly brought in some new staffers to help lead their new foundation. Former Royal Foundation employee Natalie Campbell is joining team Sussex Royal, as well as PR manager Sara Latham.
It is expected that the pair will be making some more announcements about their new charity and the work and projects that will come under its umbrella in the coming months.
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