Sarah Ferguson has recently spoken openly about her charity work, revealing that her long history with humanitarianism has helped her in countless ways.
The mum-of-two opened up following the recent announcement that her charity, Children in Crisis, will be joining forces with Street Child, another charity.
For a piece in the Evening Standard, Fergie reflected on the beginning of her charitable endeavours – admitting it’s not something that everyone supported at the start.
Discussing a trip to ‘industrialised Upper Silesia’, Poland, Sarah revealed that “I was told I shouldn’t make such a trip, that it would be controversial, but I’m glad I did.”
She went on praise her charity, Children in Crisis, and the team behind it.
“As I look back over the work of the past 25 years I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported us and so proud of the fact that we have kept the charity going all these years. “
Fergie also shared that her work at the charity has even had far-reaching effects on her personal life too.
She commended the work for making her a better mother to her daughters, and even for saving her life.
Prince Andrew’s ex-wife said, “It has certainly made me a better mother to my daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, giving me a sense of perspective, and allowing me to encourage them to use the platform they have to get involved in charitable work.”
She continued, “It has probably saved my life, too, by giving me purpose through hard times.
“As my grandmother always said, ‘When you feel bad about yourself, go out there and do something for somebody else.'”
Sarah Ferguson’s heart for charity has certainly passed on to her daughters. Both Beatrice and Eugenie have been involved in plenty of humanitarian work over the years.
Princess Beatrice has often leant her support to charities involving young people, and advocated for an anti-bullying campaign recently.
Eugenie on the other hand has done much with the Teenage Cancer Trust, art charities, and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, following her scoliosis diagnosis.