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Essex wilderness charity set to benefit from Royal Wedding

Prince Harry visiting the Wilderness Foundation in Essex in 2017. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A charity in Essex is set to benefit from the Royal Wedding after a visit in 2017 by Prince Harry.

The Wilderness Foundation near Chelmsford aims to set young people on an entirely new path. Through a range of programmes young people with social, family and personal problems are helped to regain their confidence by spending time in the natural environment.

The charity is one of seven selected by the prince and Meghan Markle to receive Royal Wedding donations instead of gifts to the couple.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Norfolk charity to benefit from Harry & Meghan's wedding

The charity Scotty's Little Soldiers set up by Nikki Scott is set to benefit from Harry and Meghan's wedding. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Instead of asking guests to bring presents when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married at Windsor they've chosen seven charities for people to donate to.

One of those selected was the charity Scotty's Little Soldiers based in King's Lynn in Norfolk.

It was founded by war widow Nikki Scott after her husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

Since then the charity's helped hundreds of families in similar circumstances.

  • Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy about one family who have been helped

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