Sutton and District branch of Save the Children Fund announced another extraordinary year of fund raising at its annual meeting recently.
Supporters of the branch of the charity were told that in their 50th anniversary of establishment this year’s work had taken the total amount raised by the branch to more than £3 million since its inception.
“This is an amazing achievement by one branch,” said President Lord Graham Tope.
“It has been my privilege to work with the branch and admire and support the incredible efforts of everyone to work for this global charity.”
The branch undertakes a range of fund raising initiatives underpinned by the funds from the shop that the branch runs entirely with volunteers in Cheam village.
In the UK Save the Children reached 18,000 children, working alongside parents and schools to give young children the best start. The charity also won a commitment from the UK government to boost the number of early years teachers in disadvantaged areas. By age three, children from the poorest fifth of the UK population are 17 months behind on average in their development. Many never catch up – less than a quarter go on to achieve five good GCSEs.
Anyone wishing to off their services to help with the shop or support the branch in anyway should contact [email protected]