Petersfield Branch – Fundraising Events

Family Fun Day raises £2,400 for Save the Children

on Jul 06 in News tagged by It was a WOW day! We raised £2,400 and everyone had fun, fun, fun!

Dervla was amazing. She opened the day and then did two storytellings of Reggie Rocks alongside the book’s author Anya Faulkner. Mr Crumble was magic. Pedal Power were just wonderful with all the children on the balance bikes and skills course. Owens Cycles had some fantastic electric bikes, which some of the Dads loved and he also led two mountain bike rides. Mr Bubble made wonderful animals and all sorts out of balloons. Jigsaw the pony did 128 rides and made us £200. A lovely friend of my daughter’s did the face painting, creating 101 faces and raising £150. Battlefront Games was a real show-stopper. Must also thank the fire engine, bouncy castles, wool spinners, fun corner, Splat the Rat, duck fishing, bran tub and lots more. Mal did a wonderful job with the children and the SCF tea tent did delicious homemade cakes whilst the mobile food was super as well with burgers etc.

All in all, a really fun day. Oh! And I nearly forgot Liss Band who were amazing. Even the sun shone by the ned of the day. So huge thanks to everyone involved!

Also thanks to Save the Children UK who helped us throughout. We asked where the funds will go and they updated us on some of the vital projects they support today.

Nepal Earthquake appeal
As monsoon season fast approaches, we know that it’s crucial to prepare families for the upcoming change in weather to protect them from the elements as well as water-borne diseases. That’s why we’re building emergency water and sanitation facilities like toilets and latrines in addition to providing access to clean drinking water, to ensure living conditions remain sanitary and don’t impact the health of children and their families.

With so many families living in tents and makeshift shelters it’s crucial that we help them to ensure their homes are adequately waterproofed. Our teams have been distributing high-quality tarpaulin designed to withstand the elements, as well as the tools necessary to erect the materials in the strongest way possible. Our distribution teams have been trained on how best to use the materials, and we train families who receive our tarpaulins as well as help people build their shelters.

  • £10 could pay for a hygiene kit which contains vital items such as soap, shampoo, a bucket, toothpaste, toothbrush, a towel and a basin
  • £25 could purchase a kitchen set which will help a family to prepare, cook and eat hygienically, containing essential items such as pots, cutlery, mugs and plates
  • £1,725 could cover the cost of a mobile emergency health clinic, including structure and basic equipment such as furniture, IV stands and thermometers

Syria Crisis Appeal
Our teams are inside Syria giving children the basics they need to survive. They are also in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt providing urgent relief and long term aid to refugee children and their families

  • £20 could provide enough good quality and nutritious food such as fresh meat and vegetables, for a child for one month
  • £124 could buy a teacher kit with the supplies to allow them to continue providing children with lessons
  • £340 could provide a household for a newly arrived family of four into a camp, including mattresses, beds, a washing machine, cleaning tools, kitchen set, fuel, 4 chairs and one sofa

Children’s Emergency Fund
So far in june, grants have been given to the following from this fund:

  • Chile – our SCI Regional office is working with partner Asociación Chilena Pro Naciones Unidas (ACHNU) to respond to this crisis in Chile following flash flooding and landslides. We are installing three spaces for psychosocial support as well as providing and consulting with the local communities to see what the water, sanitation and hygiene needs there are.
  • Burundi – Save the Children is working urgently to reach children affected by the crisis in Burundi. We do not currently have an operational presence in Burundi, where humanitarian activities have been limited by the violence. Security permitting we plan a needs assessment inside Burundi.

In Rwanda our needs assessment is underway, and we are establishing a response in Mahama camp focusing mainly on community protection services for vulnerable groups, and support for education, which will include providing displaced children with the materials they need to go to school.

  • In Tanzania and DRC we are mobilising assessment teams to reach the worst affected areas and plan our response which is likely to focus on child protection, education and health
  • Yemen – we plan to reach 105,000 individuals affected by the crisis through provision of immediate life-saving support to children and their families through provision of food & non-food items, WASH, child protection, health & nutrition, and basic livelihood restoration activities.

Prue Rushmer
Petersfield StC Committee

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