Pawprint Badges have partnered with Save the Children to help raise essential funds for children all over the world including here in the UK. Pawprint Badges business was established by husband and wife team Charlotte and Jamie, two volunteers who volunteer their time with the Scouts and Guide movements.
They knew how challenging it can be to create great sessions for young people to enjoy with limited time for all the children that attend Scouts and Guides. Leaders, Teachers and Parents can access free activity booklets for ideas and resources to enable their children to work towards a badge. Pawprint Badges have created the Save the Children Den day badge. To achieve this badge each child is to complete a number of tasks within the activity pack, once these are completed the Leaders, Teachers or Parents are then able to apply and purchase the badges for each child, from the Pawprint Badge website.
The badges are not just for Scouts and Guide groups. These activity packs work well in a range of different settings for example Schools, Youth clubs, home education and family activities. For every badge sold Pawprint Badges will make a donation to Save the Children. Pawprint Badges is based in the Midlands and after years of volunteering, with over 20 years of volunteering experience between them, Charlotte and Jamie decided they wanted to make volunteering easier for other fellow volunteers, whilst supporting great causes such as Save the Children.
All money raised by Pawprint Badges will help Save the Children to empower children to fulfil their incredible potential – not just here in the UK, but in more than 100 countries across the globe.
I used to keep everything to myself,” Ali* says. “Then I learned to communicate with my friends and to pour my heart out.” Ali’s 13, and is growing up amid conflict in the occupied West Bank. He’s learning to overcome difficult experiences through Save the Children’s one-to-one counselling sessions. Now he’s growing in confidence, he can look to the future. “I want to become a well-known doctor to save people,” he says.
In Bangladesh, Runa*, 17, needed just two goats from Save the Children to change her and her sister’s lives. Her own determination and generosity did the rest. “I was given two goats and I bred 15 from them,” says Runa. “I used the money to pay my school fees and my sister’s school fees.” Now Runa wants to help the next generation. “My only dream is to be a teacher… I will teach that to the kids as well.”
Around the world, Save the Children gives children support specifically tailored to their needs. 8-year-old Louren* was born in Kenya with a disability that meant he couldn’t walk. The charity has been giving him daily physiotherapy, helping him take his first steps towards a bright future.
Charlotte from Pawprint Badges describes why they decided to partner with Save the Children: “We’re thrilled to be working with Save the Children, supporting the work that they do both here in the UK and abroad. We’re passionate about developing young people’s skills and opportunities to access adventure and this partnership with does just that. The free activity pack provides leaders, teachers and parents with over 40 activity ideas surrounding the Den Day appeal and the wider work of Save the Children, subsequently raising awareness of a vital cause in a way that remains fun and develops the young people’s skills.”
Charlotte Harvey, Community Fundraising Manager says: “We’re really grateful to Pawprint Badges choosing to support Save the Children in this way and we are really excited to develop this relationship with them. Save the Children’s work is only possible thanks to generous supporters like the Pawprint Badges and their amazing commitment to make the world a better place for children. Together with Charlotte and Jamie’s support, we’re determined to help every child become who they want to be.”
To help them raise more money for Save the Children please visit their website at: https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk/den-day-challenge-268-p.asp or bit.ly/PBDenDayChallenge.
For more information on Save the Children, please visit: www.savethechildren.org.uk.