Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Harry's message for the Paralympics

Harry urged sports stars earlier this summer to 'Bring on the Great' and now he's helping children in Rio watch history happen
(picture Kensington Palace video still)

Prince Harry has made a personal donation to the campaign, Fill the Seats, to help children from Rio get tickets to see the Paralympic Games which start in a few days' time. The prince wants to ensure young people in Brazil get to see top athletes in action - some of them took part in the Invictus Games earlier this year.

The prince made the donation after Kensington Palace took to Twitter to encourage people to join the Fill the Seats campaign which is aiming to raise $300,000 to help children in Brazil see the Paralympics. Last month it was revealed that very few tickets for the event had been sold.

Harry has also been encouraging everyone to get behind the athletes from around the world who are heading to the Paralympics and reminding us all that several of them have Invictus medals to their names already.

In several tweets sent by the prince himself and signed with 'H', he congratulated them on being chosen to represent their countries and said 'cherish the moment as you get to serve your country again. Absorb the applause and the atmosphere but most importantly - have fun!'

He has also posted a message to the athletes on the Invictus Games website where the eleven stars are profiled.


 Harry is already preparing for the next Invictus Games, to be held in Toronto in 2017, and it's just been announced that this autumn he will be touring the Caribbean on behalf of the Queen.

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