Countess of Wessex seen making lovely gesture towards important cause in light of coronavirus

Sophie Countess Wessex lovely gesture charity coronavirus
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex has made a lovely gesture towards an important cause in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Countess of Wessex has been seen making a lovely gesture amid the coronavirus lockdown as she volunteered for an important cause.

The royal used her time earlier this week to volunteer for Woking charity The Lighthouse, which provides emergency food parcels and essential baby supplies to those in need.

Revealing that Countess Sophie had made a visit to the charity, the organisation took to their Instagram page with a stream of photos showing the royal getting her hands dug into packing emergency food parcels.

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We were delighted to welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex to our foodbank warehouse to join volunteers packing emergency food parcels,’ they wrote alongside the series of photos.

The Countess spent time assembling food parcels for delivery to the vulnerable in the Woking borough impacted by the coronavirus.

‘She also heard from the staff and regular volunteers at The Lighthouse about the work the foodbank is doing to help those in need, as well as our other projects which are supporting the local community’.

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The Royal Family Instagram account, which represents the Queen, shared the post to their own Instagram page, with thousands of fans showering the upload with likes and comments.

Sophie for the win!’ wrote one fan. ‘Her charitable spirit and joyful service is always an inspiration ✨✨’.

Another one of our hard working Royals who doesn’t shy away from getting stuck in. 😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻,’ commented another.

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Until recently I didn't realise how much you really did,’ added another fan. ‘You are an amazing member of our Royal family. So so proud of you..🤩’.

‘I just love her ❤️,’ wrote another fan, ‘she’s great and needs more of a prominent role moving forwards’.

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Others wrote, ‘Love how much volunteering she is doing 💕’, ‘What an incredible Royal she is 💕💕👏👏👏👏👏👏’, ‘Good job 🌹’ and ‘She is an absolute amazing person and asset 💕💖’.

Well done Countess Sophie on your amazing work!

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