Every child is born to shine, but too many don't get the chance. Mothercare and Early Learning Centre are raising funds to ensure that the poorest children here in the UK, and around the world, get the chance to grow up and fulfil their potential.
During the first year, our partnership with Save the Children has gone from strength to strength. Mothercare Group employees and customers have been incredible, together we have raised over £850,000 through fundraising activities in our shops as well as our Head Office in Watford and sourcing offices around the globe. We hope you will join in the fun! If you would like to make a donation to Save the Children and help children around the world.
£1 can test a child for typhoid in India.
£3 can buy a mosquito net to help protect a child against malaria.
£10 can provide 27 children with medicine to treat life-threatening diarrhoea.
£80 can give four new mothers a 'mama kit' containing a baby blanket, clothes, nappies and soap.
£20 can provide a child with their first school uniform.
£25 can fund a family hamper with essential materials to support children's home learning and development, such as books, art kits and toys.
£250 can pay for a child in the UK to attend our Families and Schools Together programme, helping them get a better start in life-both at home and at school.
Around the World...
In the world's poorest countries, children are dying. At a rate too awful to think about, during their most vulnerable and important early years, children in the developing world are dying every day of completely avoidable causes. Illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia – stamped out years ago and dealt with easily here at home – are allowed to claim 7.6 million young lives every year. We can stop this. We know what works, we just need more of it. More vaccines, more antibiotics, more nurses and midwives. We are working with Save the Children to make sure that no child is born to die.
When disaster strikes, there is no time to lose. Save the Children respond quickly and save children's lives wherever an emergency hits. In 2011 they responded to 45 emergencies in 38 different countries and helped over 3 million children - their busiest year in 90 years. Mothercare support Save the Children to act quickly and save lives, by fundraising as soon as an emergency hits.
In the UK...
Right now, in this country, children go to bed hungry because they can't get a hot meal. They go to school in winter without a warm coat or a decent pair of shoes. Some even have to sleep on a concrete floor because they don't have a bed. This is the UK in 2012, where there are 1.6 million children growing up in severe poverty. We are supporting Save the Children's work to give the poorest children in the UK the chance to fulfil their potential.