Sarah Ferguson opens up about important day for charity close to her heart: 'Enormously proud'

Sarah Ferguson

Although she's no longer a working member of the royal family, Sarah Ferguson is more dedicated than ever to the charities she's leant her support to.

The Duchess of York spends huge amounts of time helping out causes she is passionate about. And recently, one of the charities for which she is patron celebrated an exciting day.

On her Instagram, Sarah revealed that on Thursday, she hosted a lunch for the Children's Air Ambulance to help raise money for their 'vital services'.

And in the caption of her picture, the Duchess revealed just how important fundraising for the charity is, sharing an example of the life-saving work the money can help them do.

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She wrote, 'Fantastic day supporting @childrensairamb. Enormously proud to be Patron, hosting lunch and helping with the auction which raised money to support the vital service.

'We invested in our two new helicopters for days like Friday, when @childrensairamb attended two missions simultaneously across the country, transferring two severely ill children, when previously one would have been turned down. With no government support, @childrensairamb are reliant on voluntary donations to enable this essential life saving service to continue.'

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It's a cause close to Sarah's ex-husband, Prince Andrew's heart too, so it's likely that he was delighted to hear about the fundraising happening too.

In fact, recently, the Duke of York stepped in to host a reception for the Children's Air Ambulance when Sarah was forced to pull out of the event at the last minute.

Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew

Fans of Sarah, Duchess of York, loved hearing about the positive work she's doing, sharing their praise in the comments section.

One commented, 'Nice work Sarah!! Love this!!! Such a wonderful Duchess you are', while another said to Fergie, 'Well done, that's amazing!!'

A third, clearly impressed follower, also said, 'Such an important cause! Thank you!!'

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

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