A century of fighting for children

Celebrating 100 years of Save the Children

Thanks to supporters like you, we’ve been doing whatever it takes for children in need for 100 years, reaching over 1 billion children!

In May 1919, two British sisters set up Save the Children to fight for the rights of children.

A century on, our global movement keeps Eglantyne Jebb and Dorothy Buxton's vision alive across the world every single day, thanks to the support of millions of people like you.

Past to present day

Read all about Save the Children's history and origins, our Centenary strategy, and our favourite success stories from our most recent work.

Celebrating in Style

Find out more about how we're marking our Centenary and what events you can come along to. We'll be updating these pages after the event too, so check back in to see what we got up to!

Working for Save the Children - in 1925

Humourous drawings by Corrine de Candole 1925, which details her experience working in the Save the Children Office.

Humourous drawings by Corrine de Candole 1925, which details her experience working in the Save the Children Office.

Our recent work

Take a look at some of our recent stories and the inspirational children we've worked with along the way