Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, have been volunteering with the Salvation Army amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a post on Eugenie’s Instagram page, the Princess shared that she and her husband have been helping the charity keep their food banks well stocked. The work with the Salvation Army comes after Eugenie and Jack were spotted, alongside her mother Sarah Ferguson, delivering food and necessities to hospitals.
On the Instagram post, Princess Eugenie posted a number of photos of herself and Jack doing their bit during the COVID-19 crisis. The caption below read, “Since 1865 the Salvation Army has been there with open doors to help so many people. In the past few years I have witnessed first hand their dedication and hard work, so when they invited Jack and I to their newly created hub to pack boxes, we jumped at the chance. As a group of volunteers we helped pack trolleys of food that are then taken and distributed to the Army’s hugely important and much needed food banks that feed thousands across the UK. Their message is key – their doors are open, always have been and always will be.”
The Salvation Army is a Christian church and international charitable organisation founded in 1865 by one time Methodist Reform Church minister, William Booth, and his wife, Catherine Booth. The charity was initially called the East London Christian Mission but changed its name to the Salvation Army in 1878.
The news of Eugenie and Jack’s volunteering came just hours after Princess Eugenie shared a touching tribute on International Nurses Day where she said, “On International Nurses Day I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to every single nurse on the front line. I was only 12 when I was operated on at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 2002. The nurses were a constant source of comfort and support to my family and I. They were able to help me through one of the toughest moments of my life and all with a wonderful smile on their faces. Thank you to them and thank you to all those out on the front line as we speak.”
Eugenie and Jack were pictured organising packages of dry food in their hi-vis jackets and protective gloves.