Save the Children celebrates 100th year

save the children logoTHIS year marks Save The Children’s 100th anniversary. Since 1919, the charity has been standing up for children’s rights, providing them with opportunities to learn and thrive and protecting them in times of conflict or after natural disasters.

With support and donations, Save the Children has become a movement of millions; an outspoken, influential force on the international stage, delivering historic lasting results.

Its ongoing campaign will urge the UK government to the international movement of peace in Yemen so children no longer have to grow up in conflict.  Four years have passed since this war began claiming the lives of 2,500 children and leaving 22 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

The Lyme Regis branch of Save the Children was inaugurated by the town mayor in 1988. In the 30 years since it has collected more than £100,000 in fundraising thanks to the wonderful support it has received locally.

The branch will be celebrating with tea and cakes on Friday, June 7 at Abbeyfield, Silver Street, Lyme Regis, from 2pm until 4pm.

The event will include a sale of cakes and cards and a raffle. Donations for tea and cake will be gratefully received. All welcome.

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