Save the Children at 100

June 9, 2019

Save the Children
Save the Children has had 100 years of fund raising, caring and campaigning for underprivileged children and the Abingdon volunteers were in the town centre yesterday.
Save the Children
Yesterday morning, in Abingdon, volunteers moved their stall underneath the County Hall as it was raining. They had a tombola and were selling plants and cakes and had second hand goods. Their quiz is also on sale for £2.

In 2019, among many other causes, Save the Children are helping children return to school following the damage of Typhoon Tembin in the Philippines.
Save the Children
Back in 1919, Europe was still being blockaded and that meant children were starving and there were not enough medical supplies. The founders campaigned to make people aware of the blockade. They then set up a fund to get supplies to the children.

You can find more about Save the Children’s history here. (Thankyou to the British Newspaper Archives for the advert from the Bucks Examiner of  30th May 1919).

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