Save the Children has launched our U.K. Emergency Grant Fund Appeal.
Even before Coronavirus, four million children lived in poverty in the U.K, and that is rising. In the UK, Coronavirus threatens children’s early education and increases the financial strain on parents.
Children’s learning and development, mental health and well being are at real risk.
The impact on parents is huge. With schools, nurseries and offices closed in the UK, many parents are unable to work and are struggling to provide access to suitable resources and activities for children at home.
Families are facing four key issues –
Food poverty and scarcity of essential items – there are limited supplies in food banks as well as limited access to food, hygiene products and baby products in shops. This is particularly difficult for families who have tight budgets.
Lack of early learning opportunities -many families main concern is to ensure that children are fed and looked after and they may struggle to focus on supporting the learning of their children.
Increased family stress -parents have the added pressure of financial uncertainty, reduced access to social support networks and full-time childcare often with limited space and resources
Limited or no internet access and IT equipment – this is an essential services for home learning resources as well as public health information. Many families living in poverty don’t have access to Wi-Fi or don’t have the right kind of devices that would support children’s learning and development
Save the Children’s response to the coronavirus outbreak-
To meet the need identified by parents and partners, Save the Children have launched an Emergency Grant Fund.
Save the Children knows that parental engagement and the home learning environment are key to children’s development. Therefore it has developed an emergency grant offer for families affected by the virus. This grant will help by providing –
Early learning resources which include education toys and books
Food e-vouchers direct to families that can be used in major supermarkets or online
Household products to support the home learning environment such as tables and chairs
As part of the grant, every family will receive advice on how to support their children’s learning at home, information on available services that they can use and tips on how to retain routines, including time for play. Guidance and messaging for parents wil also be provided to talk to their children about the virus and how they can man age their own stress.
The Emergency grant will initially be delivered in 14 areas across the UK. This will be increased if Save the Children receives significant funding enabling it to reach additional areas.
Across the world, Save the Children is ensuring the safety of children, their families and the staff who work with them, putting in place measures to prevent infection and responding to the changing nature of the outbreak. Save the Children has sent its top health adviser to support its teams inAsia, and it has experts providing vital technical advice in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan. As the situation evolves it will send its Emergency Health Unit – a Unit comprising Doctors, nurses and logistics experts – to countries with fragile health systems to support infection prevention and control.
Warmest wishes from all of us at Save the Children.
Welcome to the website of Deal Save the Children. The Deal Branch was formed in 2011 from a group of volunteers. We aim to highlight awareness of the work of Save the Children, whilst at the same time raising valuable funds for the charity. All the profits from our events to to Save the Children to help deprived children both here in the UK and all around the world. We would be delighted to hear from you if you were able to spare any time to help us with our fund raising events. Please see our web page for details of forthcoming events.
Notice. Cancellation of future Quizzes.
Due to the CoronaVirus planned Quizzes has been cancelled until the rules about meetings have been changed.
We are extremely grateful to everyone in the area who has supported Save the Children this year. In particular we would like to thank:-
Quizmaster for all his hard work in setting questions each month and then acting as quizmaster at our regular monthly quizzes.
Commissioner of Kent Scouts for volunteering the local scouts to support the charity and also for singing on one occasion for the charity.
The Deal Savoyards
For carol singing in the High Street, an event that was enjoyed by all.
The Landmark Centre
For allowing Save the Children to use their facilities for the carol singing.
The Walmer Court Shop
For providing superb raffle prizes each month for the monthly quizzes as well as everyone else locally who has done so.
The Strand Pharmacy
For being so enthusiastic in their support of Christmas Jumper Day by organising a raffle as well as wearing their jumpers for all of December.
We are presently celebrating the centenary of the founding of Save the Children. It was founded in the aftermath of the First World War and our founder, Eglantyne Jebb spoke up for the starving children trapped behind British blockades. She soon combined campaigning with raising public funds to spend aid -and that dual approach continues to Iive on in our work today. Save the Children, now an international independent children’s charity continues the commitment to secure the rights of the world’s most deprived and marginalised children as we have done for the last 100 years.
It is estimated that over 350 million children, one in six worldwide are living in conflict zones. Many of these children are deprived of sufficient food, medial care, schooling or protection. Save the Children world’s tirelessly to reach and support them. Many too are suffering things, no child ever should, from sexual violence and exploitation, much of which is never reported. We hope through our efforts we will be able to spotlight these injustices in the public’s eye and drive change through local engagement.
Heartfelt thanks to all our supporters who have helped us to further these aims.’
We are willing to speak to local clubs, schools or groups free of charge about the work of Save the Children.
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Chair Deal and District Branch
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