Prince Harry has made a donation to a campaign to help Brazilian children watch the Rio Paralympics.

The #FillTheSeats campaign is working with Paralympics organisers to buy 10,000 tickets for local children.

Before Prince Harry’s contribution, the campaign had raised $53,773 (£40,300) towards a target of $300,000 (£225,000).

In August, Rio organisers said just 12% of available tickets had been sold for the Games, which begin on 7 September.

But on Monday, they said that had risen to 1.5 million from a total of 2.5 million.

A former soldier, Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games – a Paralympic-style competition for injured servicemen and women – in 2014.

He has sent a good luck message to the 11 Invictus Games competitors taking part in Rio, saying “the fight to the finish line won’t be easy”.

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