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It's your year

Here's how you can seize the moment for children in 2020

13 year old Deswita stands on the pitch at the Coaching for Life programme in Jakarta, where Save the Children work with the Arsenal Foundation.

Between school athletics and student government, Deswita’s working towards her dream of becoming an ambassador, violinist, and a professional football player. Oh, she’s also learning to stand up for her rights through our Coaching for Life programme in Jakarta - working with the Arsenal Foundation.

Sadly, we can’t all be Deswita. But we can seize the moment for children this year. Here are a few ways you can do exactly that.

Children need legends like you

Joe smiles whilst running the London Marathon for Save the Children

It’s you at your personal best. You, with that heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping, road-stomping, crowd-cheering, high-fiving, barrier-breaking, doing-something-huge-for-children feeling.

Join Team Save today and book your place for races including the Great North Run, London Landmarks, and Bath Half Marathon. Use your discount code ‘NEW CHALLENGE’ and take your place at the starting line today.

Jump in muddy puddles with your little ones

A small child wearing wellies enjoys a Muddy Puddle Walk

Between 11 and 17 May, join thousands across the UK and organise a Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Walk with your family and friends. It’s a fun, easy-to-organise activity that children and parents love.

Sign up today and we’ll send you a Muddy Puddle Walk Fundraising Pack to help you get started – with tips for lovely walks indoors and out, ways to inspire family and friends to sponsor your little walkers, and fun activities to get them ready for the big day. And the best bit? The money they raise will help children around the world reach their full potential.

Have a clear out – and do some good in the process

A Save the Children shop front

Got unwanted gifts or just in need of a clear out? Don’t let it go to waste – donate your unwanted bits and bobs to your local Save the Children shop, or boutique Mary’s Living & Giving shop, and we’ll find them a loving new home.

Plus, how good is it knowing the proceeds of your donation will go towards helping children like Deswita realise their dreams?

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