Speaking Out


In order to become ‘active and vibrant in every community’ Save the Children needs to inspire people with its work. Our ‘Speaking Out’ volunteers do this by giving talks on Save the Children’s work to a diverse range of audiences, from primary schools to corporate groups free of charge about the work of Save the Children.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming events, please see our web page for details.

Inner Wheel. Save the Children is grateful to the Inner Wheel for the £427 donation from the profits raised from the lunch they held. Sarah Spong and Sue Stratton from Canterbury spoke to ladies from Inner Wheel Deal.  The club presented Sarah Spong and Sue Stratton with a cheque that represented the profits from a lunch and a raffle.

Sarah Spong and Sue Stratton were presented with a cheque for £427 by representatives from Inner Wheel Deal.

Rosamond Club. Sue Stratton and Sarah Spong spoke to the Rosamond Club at Walmer Baptist Church. We are grateful to them for their kind donation of £80 to Save the Children.

Kingsdown Primary School. Sarah Spong recently spoke to the Kingsdown Primary School at an assembly about the work of Save the Children. Sarah spoke about the items that children needed to lead a ‘happy and healthy life’ and how Save the Children provides these items to children all over the world. Pupils held a ‘breakfast event’ for then Save the Children. They kindly raised £289 at this event for the appeal for the disaster in the Philippines.

Wingham Primary School. Sarah Spong also spoke to Wingham Primary School about the work of Save the Children. The school supported Christmas Jumper Day and raised £170 when all the children wore jumpers to school for the day.The pupils also organised a number of events at Christmas and raised  the magnificent sum of £650 for the Philippines Appeal.

St Richards Catholic Primary School.
Sarah Spong and Val Miller spoke to the pupils of St Richards Catholic Primary School, Dover about the work of Save the Children. They asked the pupils at an assembly to help them identify  the items that they held within a “magic Box”. The items were clues to things  that children require in order to lead a happy and healthy life. So for instance bread was used to identify the work of Save the Children in providing food for children who would otherwise be malnourished. Bottles of “clean” and “dirty” water were used to illustrate the importance of providing clean drinking water to children as opposed to them becoming unwell by drinking contaminated water from rivers and lakes. The school supported Jumper Day and raised £200 for Save the Children.

Simon Langton Girls Grammar.
Sarah spoke to the pupils at the Simon Langton Girls Grammar School. They raised £656 for their support of Jumper Day.

Bright Sparks.
Sarah also spoke to a group of former Marks and Spencer employees in Deal known as “Bright Sparks” . They kindly donated £70 to Save the Children.

Sarah and Val spoke about the work of the Charity to the Canterbury Rotary Club at a lunch time meeting at the Canterbury Cricket Club.