Erin O'Connor

World-famous supermodel Erin O'Connor has worked for designers including Giles Deacon and Marc Jacobs, and was described by Karl Lagerfeld as “one of the best models in the world”. She has travelled to India to highlight our health programmes and uses her Twitter presence to promote our campaigns.

Erin O'Connor at a community health centre in Delhi, India.
Erin O'Connor speaks to mothers and their babies at a community health centre in the Okhla slums of Delhi, India.

Supermodel Erin O’Connor first joined Save the Children to front our Bag to Save a Life auction, which aimed to raise money for and awareness of health workers around the world. The auction was supported by a range of high profile artists and raised more than £20,000.  

In January 2012, Erin travelled to India, which inspired her continued work with us. She said: “I came away from my trip to India feeling very determined that every child should have the chance to lead a healthy life. But tragically this isn't the case for millions of children.

"I know we can tackle this hidden crisis. By working together to raise awareness, we can do something about it.”

With her in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry, Erin has helped us both behind the scenes and by fronting campaigns. In June 2015, she teamed up with Mary Portas as part of our Fashion Saves Lives project, inviting celebrities to donate their children’s clothes in aid of our health work.

Most recently, Erin took part in our Fashion Saves Lives Designer Sweater campaign, partnering with Giles Deacon to design a Christmas Jumper in aid of Save the Children.

Erin also has a substantial following on Twitter and helps our messages reach thousands more people via her social media presence.


Last updated January 2016.