Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have sent a letter showing their support after two of the charities they support teamed up.
In a letter published to StreetGames Twitter account, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex thanked StreetGames for delivering meals that Hubb Community Kitchen had prepared during COVID-19 isolation.
Prince Harry has been a long time supporter of StreetGames just as Meghan has supported the Hubb Community Kitchen, which was started after the Grenfell Tower fire. Meghan helped the women at the kitchen publish the cookbook Together: Our Community to raise money so they could expand and fix their space.
Wow! Thank you so much Harry and Meghan for your kind words and your continued support for StreetGames and the brilliant local organisations working to support their communities in these challenging times pic.twitter.com/4h9bMGTuTR
— StreetGames (@StreetGames) June 21, 2020
“The impact of COVID-19 has been a scary and testing time for so many from all walks of life, all over the world,” the letter read. “However, it is its difficult times like these that goodwill and community spirit prevails.”
“We have been touched to witness from afar the coming together of the organisations we champion and so deeply care about. The compassion and leadership of young people across the StreetGames network is vital, and it is their kindness and selflessness that inspires others to do better.”
Near the end of May, Prince Harry had a virtual visit with StreetGames to see how they have adapted during the pandemic.
A few days later, it was revealed that StreetGames wasn’t the only group helping out Hubb Community Kitchen, so has RE:ACT (formally Team Rubicon) which is made up of British veterans.
“I am writing to express my sincerest thanks to Team Rubicon following their support delivering meals across London from the Hubb Community Kitchen. It didn’t surprise me to hear your team’s efficiency in supporting the initiative really was like a military operation – I’d expect nothing less,” a letter from Harry that was posted on RE:ACT’s twitter read.
“As you may know, the Hubb Community Kitchen is an initiative incredibly close to my wife’s heart that continues to be supported by the legacy of their community cookbook Together. Brought together by the Grenfell Tower fire, these inspiring women continue to give back to the community, most recently mass cooking for communities who were struggling during lockdown. Thanks to Team Rubicon, they were able to reach further afield, ensuring that as many people as possible were supported during the pandemic.”
Today we're celebrating #veterans for #ArmedForcesWeek & wanted to share this lovely letter from one #veteran, the #DukeofSussex, to our veteran #volunteers to thank them for their help delivering meals around London from #HubbCommunityKitchen in May. Proud to be involved! pic.twitter.com/S0wpH7NLAF
— RE:ACT Disaster Response (@React_Response) June 25, 2020
“At a time when there is so much uncertainty and isolation, to see the coming together of organisations my wife and I champion so strongly was truly humbling. Your support in offering disaster relief you provided to hundreds of families over the last few months,” Harry added.
“Both Meghan and I send our deepest thanks and best wishes to you and everyone at Team Rubicon.”