Save the Children Fund

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent charity for children in the UK and worldwide. They work hard to be first to respond and last to leave in times of crisis and natural disasters, to reach every last child in the harshest parts of the world because they believe that every child deserves a future.

Beyond their work in disaster zones, they work in over 68 countries (including the UK), running numerous projects aimed at tackling children’s rights; education; health & hunger to name just a few.

Example of their vital Projects

Humanitarian Emergencies

Save the Children raises funds for it’s Emergency Fund in order to be by a child’s side as soon as possible. Natural disasters strike with next to no notice, so it’s expensive for the charity to react, for example, the December 2018. Triggered by a volcanic eruption, over 400 people lost their lives, and over 800 homes were destroyed, meaning 16,000 people are homeless. Children lost their parents and siblings in an instant. Save the Children mobilised volunteers and resources to get there as quickly as possible and distribute emergency supplies (including blankets, tarpaulin, mosquito nets), and items like soap and feminine hygiene products.

Education

Around the world, over 120 million children have never seen the inside of a classroom and see a textbook. Many will also have under-trained teachers and overcrowded classrooms, making it extremely difficult for those lucky enough to even be in a classroom.

In Africa, Save the Children are pioneering a new way to improve literacy levels by increasing the number of quality children’s books and setting up reading clubs. In war-torn parts of Africa like Syria, children are missing out on schooling because their schools are destroyed and children are being pulled into army groups by force. Save the Children keep them safe and help them back into education.

Important dates

14th December - Christmas Jumper Day - Donate £2 and wear a Christmassy jumper with your workmates, neighbours, family and change children's’ lives.

Other ways to get involved

Taking part in, or organising your own fundraising events is an amazing way to have fun whilst donating to a charity or cause you deeply care about.

Save the Children has spaces in running races in the UK as well as international sporting events like the Asics London 10km and the Berlin Marathon. Set yourself a fundraising target and get fit at the same time! For a full list visit their Runs and Walks section on their website.

Gifts in kind such as your time and expertise are extremely valuable to a charity. Save the Children has multiple opportunities that help volunteers grow their own skills whilst doing their bit for vulnerable children. Supporters should consider volunteering at your local high street shop, with a regular 4 hours per week. If this sounds of interest, visit their volunteering section on the website.

Address

1 St. John’s Lane
London
EC1M 4AR

Contact Number

020 7012 6400