The Guardian and Observer’s 2016 appeal has raised over £1,750,000 for child refugees, making it the second biggest charity fundraiser in the papers’ histories and Charities Trust was very proud to play a part.
More than 17,500 readers donated to the four-week appeal, which closed on the 8 January. The money will be shared between three charities supporting young refugees: Help Refugees, Safe Passage, and the Children’s Society.
The charities thanked readers for their generosity, saying the donations would make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of children, both those facing a bleak winter in the refugee camps, and those attempting to rebuild their lives in the UK.
The charities provide a range of support, from supplying emergency aid to refugee camps to enabling unaccompanied refugee children to find legal sanctuary with relatives in the UK, and providing support to help youngsters adapt to life in Britain.
Linda Minnis, Charities Trust CEO says: "This year's appeal has been fantastic. It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with the team at The Guardian and Observer to help manage readers' donations. We know that the money raised will make a big difference to the charities and to the lives and futures of the child refugees they support."
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