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High-profile supporters

We’re lucky to have their support

They get behind our campaigns, help spread the word about the work we’re doing and allow us to do so much more to make life better for children – both abroad and here in the UK.
Helena Bonham Carter CBE

BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated actor Helena Bonham Carter has co-hosted our star-studded annual fundraising gala 'A Night Of...' since 2012, helping raise millions of pounds for children affected by humanitarian disasters. Helena also narrated an emotive film for our No Child Born to Die campaign.

Music and entertainment supremo Simon Cowell helped launch our No Child Born to Die campaign in 2011. Since then, artists from Simon’s Syco label, including One Direction and Little Mix, have helped promote our work. In 2013, Susan Boyle recorded a special Christmas single for us. Most recently Simon has supported Text Santa’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Kate Garraway

TV and radio presenter Kate Garraway has popped on a pullover for Christmas jumper Day and volunteered in one of our shops. She helped launch our UK literacy campaign, Read On. Get On and supported the first ever Den Day. In 2014, Kate visited health facilities in Ethiopia as part of our No Child Born to Die campaign.

Lauren Laverne

DJ and TV presenter Lauren Laverne has worked with us since 2009. She first helped highlight our work to ensure that mums and babies everywhere have access to healthcare. She’s hosted our annual Christmas fundraising gig, helped push G8 leaders to end world hunger and backed our UK reading campaign.

Caitlin Moran

Author, broadcaster, TV critic and columnist Caitlin Moran has supported our Christmas Tree Sessions event. In 2015, she and her husband, broadcaster and music critic Pete Paphides, organised for Crowded House’s ‘Help is Coming’ to be re-released in aid of our child refugee crisis appeal.

Arlene Phillips CBE

Director and choreographer Arlene Phillips has long been a supporter of Save the Children, and regularly gets behind both our international campaigns, as well as our work tackling child poverty in the UK. Arlene even led our first Christmas Jumper Day Danceathon on ice!

Daniel Roche

Actor Daniel Roche has been involved in everything from donning a festive knit for Christmas Jumper Day to travelling to India with us to support World Marathon Challenge. He also took to the stage in front of thousands of people for the Big IF London Rally to end global hunger.

Pop group The Saturdays have helped promote Christmas Jumper Day. Style icon Mollie King designed a shoe for auction, as part of our #BidBoutique ‘Born to Walk Tall’ campaign, and Vanessa White took part in the Disasters Emergency Committee’s celebrity telethon for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

Jon Snow

Popular journalist and newscaster Jon Snow has supported Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day and spoke at our ‘Night of Reggae’ fundraising gala, which raised £1.4 million for children in war-torn countries. He recently lent his voice to our 'If Surrey were Syria' hidden camera film, raising awareness for our Syrian refugee appeal.

With his award-winning books and popular TV series, chef and restaurateur Rick Stein has fuelled Britain's passion for seafood. For 10 years, his businesses have donated thousands of pounds to Save the Children through charity lunches at The Seafood Restaurant.

Kate Thornton

Journalist, presenter and radio host Kate Thornton has supported our work for several years. She has taken part in our Christmas Jumper Day campaign, helping spread the word across media and online. Kate is also an active supporter of the Read On. Get On. literacy campaign which launched in 2014.

David Walliams

Comedian, actor and writer David Walliams helped launch our Read On. Get On. campaign in 2014. He has also abridged part of his book, Demon Dentist, for a campaign with The Sun to encourage parents to read with their children. In 2013, David joined other authors to call on G8 leaders to tackle hunger.

Musician and singer-songwriter Paul Weller, also known as The Modfather, performed at the Save the Children Christmas Tree Sessions fundraiser in London in 2013, raising money for our Syria crisis appeal.

Helen Worth

An award-winning star of TV's Coronation Street, Helen Worth has supported our work in the UK. As well as promoting our Families and Schools Together programme, she has also visited reading projects in Manchester. And Helen has donned a festive knit to encourage others to be part of Christmas Jumper Day.