WellChild, of which Harry is a patron, is a UK-based children’s charity which aims to help children receive health care at home rather than in a hospital. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the charity said it has been hit with a 60 percent projected income loss in 2020 as sponsors face financial struggles and events are cancelled.
Now, Prince Harry has issued a plea in support of the charity and the children it supports.
In a statement, the Duke said, according to PA: “As we continue to battle this health crisis, the existing needs of vulnerable children should not be forgotten.
“Life for everyone has been tough. For these families, it has been tougher than most of us can imagine.
In December last year, he surprised a group of young people by dropping in on a video call with past winners of the WellChild awards.
In his appearance, the Duke set out to encourage people to vote for the 2021 awards and asked the past winners to share their stories.
One attendee, Katie Ward, 13, said winning the award back in 2017 made her feel “much more confident, excited that there’s more people like me”.
Prince Harry has been a patron of the charity since 2007. It said his support makes “a huge impact in raising awareness” for its work.
Harry currently resides in California with wife Meghan Markle since stepping down as a senior royal last year.