Save the Children

The team at Wandsworth ABC wore their wooliest (and possibly tackiest) Christmas Jumpers all in aid of Save the Children works in 120 countries. They save children’s lives. They fight for their rights. They help them fulfil their potential.

Save the Children works in 120 countries. They save children’s lives. They fight for their rights. They help them fulfil their potential.

They helped 17.4 million children through our work in 2014. Save the Children run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future.

All money raised from Christmas Jumper Day will go towards helping the most vulnerable children in the world. Globally, 6.6 million children still die before their fifth birthday every year, most from easily preventable illnesses like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. Some don’t survive simply because they can’t get enough nutritious food.

Here in the UK, 3.5 million children are living in poverty. Too many families here can’t afford nutritious food, heating, household essentials like a cooker, or good quality childcare. While their peers come to school well fed, well rested and well prepared to learn, these poorer children are missing out on a fair start in life.

By supporting Save the Children and taking part in Christmas Jumper Day and donating just £1-£2, you’ll help save lives in some of the toughest parts of the world, and give children living in poverty here in the UK the chance to fulfil their potential. Just £1 could buy antibiotics to treat three newborn babies with potentially deadly infections and £2 could buy 18 sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from life-threatening diarrhoea. And with match funding from the government this year, your donation could help twice as many children, so there's never been a better excuse to get everyone participating!