Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson drop off care packages to NHS staff during coronavirus pandemic

By Heather Cichowski

Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson drop off care packages to NHS staff during coronavirus pandemic


Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are showing their support for medical staff working on the front lines as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The sisters reportedly dropped off care packages to NHS workers at a London hospital earlier this month.

On March 18, the Duchess of York, drove her two daughters to Hammersmith Hospital so they could drop off the care packages, according to Tatler.

The gifts are meant to support the hospital staff who are working long shifts in light of COVID-19. The care packages were thought to include food and self-care supplies, such as dried pasta, cereal bars, anti-bacterial wipes, soap and more.

Express reports Eugenie's husband, Jack Brooksbank, is also involved in the deliveries of much-needed supplies.

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Reports also suggest the British royals have further hospital drop-offs planned, including ones to the Chelsea and Westminster in London and Upton Hospital in Slough.

Sarah Ferguson and daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie at "The Cavalli Card Party" during Milan Fashion Week on March 1, 2009. Photo: © Daniele Venturelli/WireImage

The care packages will no doubt be very appreciated by hospital staff, who are working harder than ever before. It will hopefully save them the time and energy of having to source their own supplies, especially when stockpiling continues to be a problem in certain areas.

On March 24, Eugenie took to Instagram to show her support for hospital staff of The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where she received care for scoliosis.

"I'm so proud of my hospital, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, as they have become a trauma centre for the first time since 1982 due to the incredibly challenging time we face and the unprecedented pressure all hospitals and their staff face," she wrote.

"It has created a Covid-19 fund for the RNOH’s staff that urgently need our support. The purpose of the fund is to help their frontline clinical staff in any way possible – from providing meals, to purchasing essential equipment items, to supporting mental health in a time of crisis."

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I'm so proud of my hospital, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, as they have become a trauma centre for the first time since 1982 due to the incredibly challenging time we face and the unprecedented pressure all hospitals and their staff face. It has created a Covid-19 fund for the RNOH’s staff that urgently need our support. The purpose of the fund is to help their frontline clinical staff in any way possible – from providing meals, to purchasing essential equipment items, to supporting mental health in a time of crisis. Tap the link in my bio to be directed to the just giving page or please get in touch with them for any donations in kind by emailing rnoh.fundraising@nhs.net or calling 0208 909 5362 @the.rnoh.charity @rnohnhs

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She encouraged her followers to get in touch with the staff by following the link in her bio, calling or by emailing rnoh.fundraising@nhs.net.

Sarah has also been throwing her support behind front-line workers on Instagram. She posted a message thanking them.

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Additionally, the duchess revealed she was working with British chocolate makers Love Cocoa, who donated products to NHS workers around the UK, for every product purchased from their website over the weekend.

"It is wonderful to see a British company supporting the hospitals and these incredible workers," wrote the duchess. "In addition to that, for every chocolate bar sold in 2020, Love Cocoa will be planting a new tree in Cameroon."

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