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Help struggling UK families

This year's been tough for children in the UK. They’ve made huge sacrifices for our nation’s health - missing out on nursery, school and friendships. 

For our poorest kids, it’s been even tougher. More families are dragged into poverty. Parents on low incomes are more likely to lose jobs or be furloughed. It’s hard for children to see the wonder in the world when worrying about heating and eating...

That’s why we’ve joined forces with the Mirror - our Save a Kid’s Christmas appeal is supporting families to get the things they need to make sure children can keep growing through this.

We’ve already reached 10,000 children with emergency grants since the start of the pandemic. And with your help, we’ll support thousands more. 

WHAT ARE SAVE THE CHILDREN DOING TO HELP?

What can families access through emergency grants?

  • Early learning resources, including educational toys and books
  • Household products to make homes fit for learning, such as a table and chairs
  • Food e-vouchers that can be used in major supermarkets or online
  • Advice on how to support learning at home and tips on explaining coronavirus to children and how they can manage their own stress
  • A resource pack including ideas for low-cost learning, materials to help parents talk about coronavirus, advice for managing parents’ own emotional wellbeing and information on vital services.
Ethan playing with his mother Amy

As part of our Save a Kid’s Christmas Appeal with the Mirror, we’ve partnered with Lynda Moyo who has released the ebook Tiers and Tantrums, a relatable tale of the trials and tribulations of parenthood during a pandemic.

For each e-book sold 99p will be donated to the Save a Kid’s Christmas Appeal.

Buy it here on iTunes and here for Kindle

Save a kid's Christmas

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