Princess Eugenie breaks her silence on this important issue

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Princess Eugenie has used her social media platform to raise awareness of men in suicidal crisis.

Princess Eugenie has continued important royal work during lockdown – including raising awareness of various charities and good causes.

This weekend Eugenie, 30, has dedicated an Instagram post to four men who are running the 240 miles from Liverpool to London in just eight days to raise money for James’ Place – a men’s suicide crisis facility.

Shining a light on the cause which The Duchess of York’s daughter says is “close to [her] heart,” Eugenie said, “During these unprecedented times there have been so many incredible stories of people achieving amazing things in support of much needed charities.

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“Today, I wanted to highlight four inspirational men @theworldrun2020 who are in the midst of a 240 mile run from Liverpool to London, they are looking to complete in 8 days. That’s over a marathon a day!

“They have taken on this mammoth challenge for a cause extremely close to my heart @jamesplaceuk James’ Place offers life-saving support for men in a suicidal crisis. Since their first centre opened in Liverpool in 2018, they have supported over 300 men in their darkest moments. These guys are now running in order to help fund the opening of the second James’ Place in Hackney, London.

Suicide is the leading cause of death of men under the age of 50, access to the right support can change this.”

It comes just days after Eugenie and her older sister, Princess Beatrice, broke down in tears during an emotional video chat with members of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The sisters took part in the video call to honour the winners of the inaugural Teenage Cancer Trust 2020 Awards and ended up speaking with fundraiser Enid Waterfall, who has been working to keep the memory of her grandson alive.

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