CHAR­ITY’S 70TH

The West Australian - - INSIDE COVER -

Save the Chil­dren is cel­e­brat­ing 70 years as a le­gal en­tity in WA, although the char­ity’s as­so­ci­a­tion with our State, and this news­pa­per, goes back con­sid­er­ably fur­ther that that.

In 1921, just two years af­ter Save the Chil­dren was founded in Eng­land by a wo­man named Eglan­tyne Jebb, The West Aus­tralian pub­lished an ar­ti­cle ti­tled Cen­tral Europe: Star­va­tion and Dis­ease, which launched an ap­peal by the char­ity in WA to raise money for starv­ing Rus­sian chil­dren.

Eight decades later, The West ran an­other ap­peal for Save the Chil­dren, this time to as­sist those af­fected by the Box­ing Day tsunami in 2004, which killed more than 220,000 and dis­placed mil­lions more.

West Aussies helped raise $2 mil­lion in that ap­peal, adding to more than

$340 mil­lion Save the Chil­dren raised in­ter­na­tion­ally as part of the char­ity’s sin­gle big­gest hu­man­i­tar­ian op­er­a­tion.

Save the Chil­dren is in­creas­ingly fo­cus­ing its at­ten­tion closer to home, with pro­grams de­liv­er­ing pos­i­tive out­comes in in­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in the Kim­ber­ley, the Pil­bara and within the Perth metro area.

The char­ity’s work, here and abroad, will be cel­e­brated at a gala cock­tail event at the Old Brew­ery next Fri­day, fea­tur­ing rec­on­cil­i­a­tion ad­vo­cate Fred Chaney, Queen of the Kim­ber­ley Mary G and ac­tor Stephen Curry. Tick­ets to this spe­cial fundrais­ing event are lim­ited, so search for Save the Chil­dren at eventbrite.com.au to se­cure yours.

Event guest Stephen Curry

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