Supporter of the month: Robert
When I started working at Save the Children 3 ½ years ago, the majority of our supporters would contact us by phone or letter.
These days we receive very few letters and many more emails; we also have a very active Facebook page, with over 318,000 likes, and a Twitter account with 86,500 followers.
It’s fantastic that so many of our supporters want to communicate with us, and social media has made it really easy for us to share pictures and news about our work as it happens.
Due to the fast-paced nature of social media, and the fact that people comment at all hours of the day and night, we’re not always able to join in the discussions our pictures prompt immediately, so we’re really grateful to our supporters and volunteers who step in on our behalf.
One person in particular has been really helpful recently. His name is Robert, and he’s the founder of our Reading supporter group.
Robert is quick to talk about our work; he provides links to articles and blogs showing what we’re doing in various parts of the world at any given time. Outside of the internet (in real life!) he has helped his group run many fundraising events, including Rock for Children (a rock event) as well as collections for our Syria, Philippines and Gaza appeals.
We couldn’t achieve nearly as much as we do for children without the loyal support of Robert and others like him. Thank you, Robert, and thank you all.