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How your donations help?

Every year our child hunger and nutrition programmes reach millions of children helping to give them the nutritious food they need to fuel their imaginations and it's thanks to the help of supporters like you.

  • £5 could pay for a day's food for a child who might otherwise go hungry in the UK.
  • £40 could buy one carton of therapeutic food to treat a malnourished child in Kenya.
  • £66 could buy two week’s worth of ready to eat rations for a family of five in Syria. 
  • £85 could provide a severely malnourished child with medicine and therapeutic food at an outpatient clinic for a month in Ethiopia.

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Protect the magic for children this Christmas

When they’re safe, well and happy, children see the wonder in everything. Their spirit and imagination are what makes Christmas magical. 

But right now many children are simply too hungry or too ill to see the wonder in the world.

By donating to Save the Children, you can help kids get the nutritious food they need to fuel their imaginations.

Protect the magic for children everywhere this Christmas.

From Sheffield to Peru, your support makes a difference

Lexi-Mae, aged 5, playing with bubbles outside her home in Sheffield.

Lexi-Mae, aged 5, playing with bubbles outside her home in Sheffield.

Bubbly Lexi-Mae

Lexi-Mae is a bright, chatty five-year-old who lives in a deprived area of Sheffield with her mum, Georgia.

When lockdown hit, the family were struggling to make ends meet. Thanks to donations from our supporters we were able to help out with emergency food vouchers and a learning pack to make sure Lexi-Mae could grow, flourish and see the everyday wonder of the world. 

“If I'd not received the grant I'd probably be in a bit more of a panic. I'd be overthinking everything and thinking, "How am I going to cope" and I'd definitely be cutting down more on food.” - Georgia

 

Lexi-Mae, aged 5, playing in her garden in Sheffield.

Lexi-Mae, playing in her garden.

With money worries eased, Georgia now has more time to nurture Lexi-Mae’s incredible imagination!

“She can talk forever. I think that's the thing that everyone likes about her.”

With your support we can make sure more children are able to see the magic this Christmas.

Protect the magic for children like Lexi-Mae

 

“What does the Queen of England do at Christmas? Have you been to the Castle of England? How is the Queen?"

Alix* 5 from Venezuela

Alix*, 5, from Venezuela, plays on her bed in Lima, Peru

Alix*, 5, from Venezuela, plays on her bed in Lima, Peru

Sparkling Alix

 

Five-year-old Alix won't stop asking questions. When she's not asking about the Queen, she's using her very vivid imagination to see the wonder in the world! 

Alix and her family were forced to leave their home in Venezuela because of the worsening social and economic crisis in their country. They've been trying to rebuild their lives in Peru but are struggling to make ends meet. 

 
"The best thing anyone did was buy me an ice cream - my grandma did that.”
 Alix*, 5, plays near her family's apartment in Lima

Alix*, 5, plays near her family's apartment in Lima

We are providing the family with cash payments to try and make their lives a bit easier.  The payments are helping the family to get food so Alix and her siblings don't go hungry. 

The devastating crisis in Venezuela may have forced Alix from her home. But her resilience and imagination shines through and it's thanks to support from people like you.

With your support we can make sure more children are able to see the magic this Christmas.

Protect the magic for children like Alix

*Alix's name has been changed to keep her safe.

You can make a difference

We know this year has been tough for so many children and families across world. But with your support, we can make sure that children like Lexi-Mae and Alix can continue to see the wonder in the world.

Protect the magic for children everywhere this Christmas.

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