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Autumn days and the grass is jewelled

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, leaves are falling from the trees, holiday tans are fading and picnics in the park will soon be a distant memory.

As the new season begins, we thought it was a good time to update you with everything that we’ve been up to recently in the supporter care team.

Born to Shine

On a Sunday afternoon in August, several members of our team volunteered to man the phones at ITV for the final of Save the Children’s TV show, ‘Born to Shine’. It was hard work but a good time was had by all. We dealt with lots of different enquiries, including one donation from Spain.

Sharon speaking to a supporter

Emergency appeal

June saw the launch of our East Africa appeal. So far we have had a fantastic response, enabling Save the Children to reach more than 1 million people across the region.

The crisis isn’t over yet, however, and we continue to be busy helping raise as much as possible to help reach the people who need us most. We’ve now got aid trucks waiting to leave Nairobi and are appealing for funds to help fill them with life-saving food and supplies – each truck could feed 4,000 children.

If you think you could help by holding a fundraising event, please let us know at supporter.care@savethechildren.org.uk

Other news

The most recent event that has affected us is the big office desk move. There are more than 400 people working in our London office and we have spent the last few weeks having our desks moved to make space for new colleagues. Although the move has gone smoothly, there may have been times when we haven’t been able to respond to enquiries as quickly as we’d like, so we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters for their patience.

That’s all for now, but we are always excited to hear stories about what our supporters have been getting up to.

If you have any stories about events you’ve held, or know someone who has done something amazing for Save the Children, please e-mail us at supporter.care@savethechildren.org.uk to let us know.

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