The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have donated to the PressPad Charitable Foundation, which aims to improve socio-economic diversity within the media by lowering the financial barrier for young people who want to become journalists
It’s not every day an email lands in your inbox from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s spokesperson.
So when Olivia Crellin, the founder of the PressPad Charitable Foundation (PressPad), heard that Prince Harry and Meghan were interested in supporting her cause to diversify the media, it was only natural that her reaction was one of disbelief.
“It’s been so surreal,” Olivia told HELLO! shortly after it was announced that Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation had teamed up with PressPad as one of its donors. “I’m still in total disbelief, just thrilled.
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“It’s been such a crazy week for so many people who have been touched by the issues that came up in the Sussexes’ Oprah interview, and here we are at PressPad, doing our thing as a small social enterprise and now a charity, trying to survive in the pandemic and keep supporting young under-represented people in media… I just didn’t believe it when I saw their email, but I replied to them straight away and here we are now.”