When disaster hits, charities are regularly among the first to respond, on the ground in crisis areas and raising funds to support essential relief efforts.

Save the Children - Local Community Partner logoIn the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated much of the Philippines just 11 days ago, Save the Children is one such charity working to make sure that displaced children and their families have the basic food, medical attention and shelter that they need to survive.

At present Save the Children estimates around 4 million children are affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms to hit land ever recorded, but the charity is largely reliant on donations to make sure they are responding in the most effective way possible.

Whether you’ve already donated to the Philippines relief effort or not, you can now give a few extra pence and support Save the Children’s vital work in the region via two Pennies partners:

    • Donate just 25p when shopping in-store or online with Lords of Notting Hill, the newest partner to offer Pennies.  The DIY and homeware retailer started collecting donations for Save the Children earlier this month, and will be supporting the charity with Pennies for the rest of the year and beyond.
    • Add 50p to your bill when eating at any of Drake & Morgan’s six London-based bars and restaurants. For one week, donations made at all Drake & Morgan venues will go to Save the Children’s Philippines Typhoon appeal, with £1 from every special also being donated by the restaurant to the relief effort.

Just £50 pays for a set of basic household items for a family of five whose home has been destroyed, ensuring they have mosquito nets, blankets, candles and children’s clothing.  That money can be raised in a single lunchtime at a Drake & Morgan restaurant if each diner simply presses ‘yes’ and donates 50p when paying their bill.

You can find out more about Save the Children’s Philippines Typhoon appeal here, and donate online too, by visiting their website.

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