The 240 miles event is happening from Liverpool to London and will aim to raise money for James’ Place. Clare Milford Haven set up the centre in me
The 240 miles event is happening from Liverpool to London and will aim to raise money for James’ Place. Clare Milford Haven set up the centre in memory of her son and Eugenie’s friend James Wentworth-Stanley, who took his own life at the age of 21 in 2006. As well as posting a dedication to what she called “inspirational” runners she also highlighted the statistics surrounding suicide among men under the age of 50.
In the post, Eugenie said: “Suicide is the leading cause of death of men under the age of 50, access to the right support can change this.”
The Princess has also reinforced to her followers how important the cause is and that it’s extremely close to her heart.
She also revealed that so far, James’ Place, which opened in 2018, has “supported over 300 men in their darkest moments”.
Eugenie’s post in full read: “During these unprecedented times there have been so many incredible stories of people achieving amazing things in support of much-needed charities.”
“Today, I wanted to highlight four inspirational men @theworldrun2020 who are in the midst of a 240 mile run from Liverpool to London, they are looking to complete in 8 days.”
“That’s over a marathon a day!”
“They have taken on this mammoth challenge for a cause extremely close to my heart @jamesplaceuk James’ Place offers life-saving support for men in a suicidal crisis.
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During the lockdown, other royals have also been making the headlines with their philanthropic efforts.
Prince William has taken part in a documentary for the BBC, talking to sporting starts about their challenges with mental health.
Kate Middleton was at her local hospice the other week helping them to build a brand new garden.
Even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who has stepped down from duties have been working on fighting social and racial injustice, whilst in lockdown.
The Princess’ followers on social media came out to praise her for posting such a touching tribute.
And for using her position to highlight such a vital subject.
“God bless you, Princess Eugenie,” wrote one.
With another adding: “Well done Princess Eugenie for publicising this.”