Sarah Ferguson launches new charity Sarah's Trust to make 'long lasting difference to vulnerable communities'

The Duchess of York has launched a new charity called Sarah's Trust, which aims to make a "long lasting difference to vulnerable communities".

Sarah Ferguson's new organisation describes itself as providing a voice for "the world's forgotten women, children, families and communities around the world".

A statement on the charity's Instagram page read, "Sarah’s Trust is a new charity dedicated to acting as a bridge between individuals and organisations whose social responsibility and financial ability enables them to give philanthropically and charities who can show that their donations will be directed exactly where they are needed most, ensuring impactful and long lasting change in vulnerable communities."

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An Instagram page set up for Sarah's Trust has been posting photographs over the past week detailing the organisation's work.

In one post, Sarah talks about the charity's message in a video, saying: "Sarah's Trust is about collaboration, it's about unity, it's about partnership, it's about the smile of a child, the health of a nation and it's from the heart.

"We're here to serve and we're in service to make your life better."

There is also a picture of Sarah helping deliver Kip Bags with the charity to the homeless.

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The post was captioned: "We have been working alongside some incredible charities that have continued to provide a refuge, care and meals to people that are homeless and struggling through this difficult time.

"We have teamed up with @chris.kipbags to create and deliver over 500 Kip Bags to people living on the streets. Each bag contains a sleeping bag, a torch, warm clothing and sanitary items."

In a podcast, Sarah said: “If I was a rough sleeper I would want to know that someone had thought about whether I had something to lie on, or that on a cold rainy night I had something to cover myself with…which is why we have put these bags together.”

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