Prince Harry video called the London based charity StreetGames and its local partner Sport at the Heart to see how they are doing during the pandemic.
The Duke of Sussex expressed his support for Koran Goldstone, 25, Falhat Husein, 19, and Matthew Burrage, 25, who have changed up their routine of helping young people stay fit to delivering food and essential items to those who need it most.
“You’re doing such amazing work and thank you so much for being you, and for being so kind and compassionate and caring to others,” Prince Harry said on the call on Wednesday.
“You’re doing such amazing work and thank you so much for being you”
This week the Duke of Sussex joined some of the incredible young volunteers from @SportattheHeart to hear about their work supporting their local communities through the #Covid19UK crisis #SportHelps pic.twitter.com/n5m5vYkr3o
— StreetGames (@StreetGames) May 29, 2020
The group has also been holding virtual and distance classes including street Zumba, cooking and tutoring.
Prince Harry has been a longtime supporter of the foundations, visiting their Fit and Fed campaign just last year and many other times.
Director of Sport at the Heart Nary Wijeratne said in a statement to People, “These young Londoners are so inspirational. With all that’s going on across the world right now, the team received a well-received boost from the Duke. His positive and kind words really gave them some encouragement.”
Mark Lawrie, CEO of StreetGames, added, “The work that Sport in the Heart are doing to support young people and their families is inspirational, and more important than even at a time when communities are struggling in lockdown. It’s wonderful that this work is being recognized by the Duke, his words of encouragement really meant a lot to these young people.
“The organizations within the StreetGames network are doing an amazing job supporting their neighbourhoods in challenging times, and we’re proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with them as they work to make young peoples’ lives healthier, safer and more successful.”