War Child chosen for The Times Christmas Appeal 2011
We’re very excited to announce that War Child has been chosen as one of the beneficiary charities for this year’s Times Christmas Appeal. The appeal is one of the biggest and highest profile annual newspaper appeals in the UK and we feel very privileged that our work was chosen from what was a very large list of charities.
Over the next few weeks The Times will be running a number of articles profiling War Child and the work we do and asking readers to donate what they can to us – last year’s appeal raised more than £650,000 for 3 charities so for a small charity like us this is a big deal. Times journalists and photographers have visited each of our projects to meet some of the children we work with and see the impact we have in the field for themselves. The first of these articles appears on the front page of The Times today. Read the article here.
We’re also very happy to announce that War Child’s current partner Deutsche Bank will be matching up to £10,000 of public donations, plus any donations made by Deutsche Bank employees.