The Sussexes celebrated Harry's 36th birthday in their signature fashion — with a charitable donation to an organisation close to their hearts.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Harry and Meghan made a generous donation towards CAMFED, a pan-African charity that helps revolutionise how young African girls receive an education throughout the continent.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were matching the original amount of $130,000 (about £100,000) that was fundraised by some of their biggest fans, who are known on Twitter as the "Sussex Squad." Since the start of the fundraising campaign on 25 July, fans of the couple have shared that they donated to the cause using the hashtags #InspiredbyHarry and #InspiredbyMeghan.
"No better way to celebrate what really matters," read a joint statement shared from the duke and duchess. "Thank you to everyone that donated!"
Just in, a message from The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, who are matching your INSPIRING actions by making a $130,000 gift to CAMFED:— CAMFED - Campaign for Female Education (@Camfed) September 15, 2020
‘No better way to celebrate what really matters. Thank you to everyone who donated, Harry and Meghan’#TogetherWeCan!https://t.co/V8oOy2Z4BH pic.twitter.com/YWgziRnpYK
The Sussexes have close ties to the organisation. Last year for International Women's Day, Meghan appeared on a panel alongside Angie Murimirwa, CAMFED's executive director in Africa. Also during the couple's 2019 tour of Africa, Prince Harry appeared at a CAMFED event in Lilongwe, Malawi, which Meghan attended via video chat for a virtual address.
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