Hi, I am supporting the children’s charity Warchild. I am giving 50p of every copy sold of my Lost Songs album as well as putting on gigs to spread the word. I chose this charity to support because it is a very small charity helping injured children around the world that have been caught up in Warfare. I feel that children should not have to pay the price for the politicians decisions and if I can help in a tiny way to relieve their pain and help them build a better future then I feel very good about that and so should you! This charity does a tremendous job helping injured children and because it is a small charity with low costs I can be 100% confident that the money is making a huge difference to the lives of these children.
Here are some statistics and what the charity War child says about itself:
• 2.7 million children under 5 have died due to war in Democratic Republic of Congo
• 1 in 4 children die before the age of 5 in Afghanistan
• 2 million Iraqi children have had to leave their homes since 2003
• Over 300,000 children are currently being forced to fight in wars around the world. An estimated 40 per cent of them are girls.·
Children don’t start wars. But their homes, schools, families and communities are torn apart by war. These are the very things kids rely on for protection and the chance to build a life free from poverty. War Child is a small international charity that protects children from the brutal effects of war and its consequences. We currently work in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Uganda.
We’re on the ground – supporting the most vulnerable children that are too often forgotten in the aftermath of conflict. These include:
Former child soldiers Children living on the streets Children put in prison Girls at risk of rape or violence
We are a small charity with big ambitions. Our staff are living and working in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones helping thousands of kids to rebuild their lives. By working with local partners, we provide a number of services for children including:
Getting children off the streets after war has forced them to leave home· Reintegrating child soldiers with their families · Separating children from adult detainees in prison and providing legal aid · Rebuilding schools destroyed by war and getting children back into education ·
Ensuring children get access to food· Vocational and professional training which gives them future opportunities · Counselling to help children cope with the effects of war ·
For more information, please see www.warchild.org.uk