This Act Of Generosity Just Made Us Love Prince Harry More
Prince Harry has made a personal donation to a crowdfunding campaign aimed at getting Brazilian youngsters in the stands for the Paralympics.
The 31-year-old gave an undisclosed sum to the online #Filltheseats drive which is raising money to enable 10,000 children watch the Rio Games live.
Rock band Coldplay are among those supporting the global initiative, which was started by former London 2012 marketing director Greg Nugent.
It initially aimed to raise $US15,000 to send 500 youngsters to the Games but, after generating $US20,000 dollars in one week, the International Paralympic Committee and the Rio 2016 organising committee called for the campaign stay open.
Prince Harry has made a personal donation to #filltheseats so Rio kids can see Invictus & Paralympic competitors in action. Enjoy the games!— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 6, 2016
You've trained harder than ever, but the fight to the finish line won't be easy. You know this better than anyone -H pic.twitter.com/0LM9JxdFUQ— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 5, 2016
A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: "Prince Harry is following closely the Invictus Games champions who are competing in Rio and this is one way he is lending support to their efforts."
Harry sent a good luck message on Monday to the 11 Invictus Games competitors taking part, telling them the ''fight to the finish line won't be easy'' but that he was proud of them and they should make sure they have fun.
Former soldier Harry founded the Invictus Games - a Paralympic-style competition for injured servicemen and women - in 2014.
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