royalwedding
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals
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The Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William just turned into one massive fundraiser.

As predicted, the couple have decided to setup a Charitable Gift Fund in lieu of gift for their upcoming nuptials in April.

“The fund will focus on assisting charities which support the five causes chosen by the couple,” reads the official fund site. “These causes are close to their hearts and reflect the experiences, passions and values of their lives so far. Having been touched by the goodwill shown to them since their engagement, they have asked that anyone wishing to send them a wedding gift consider doing so in the form of a donation to the fund.”

Each category, which ranges from conservation to the arts to children and service personnel, includes five lucky charities to donate to. On the nature side of things, the couple has chosen efforts to protect the endangered Black rhino and greater one-horned rhino, Sumatran, Indian, and Amur tiger species, and the African forest elephant and Asian elephant. The conservation charity Earthwatch was also chosen.

“The deep care that the couple have for the environment is valued by the worldwide Earthwatch community and our good wishes are extended to them both on the occasion of their wedding,” said Nigel Winser, Executive Vice President of the org.

To see the full list of 26 charities chosen for the big day, hit the official site here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • LittleMe

    I think I shall instead give a donation to the League Against Cruel Sports.