SAVE THE CHILDREN’S DEN DAY
Help them build a secret hideaway that really makes a difference
From 29 May – 6 June, Save The Children is hosting Den Day, to raise money for Save the Children’s work around the world. The charity is encouraging children to get sponsored to build a den at home or at school, with the money they raise helping to save lives around the world.
With countless children having been orphaned or made homeless by the recent earthquake in Nepal, this is an initiative we really want to get behind, and we’re pleased to see prominent faces such as Bear Grylls promoting it: ‘I’ve never needed an excuse to build a den and now neither do you! Save the Children’s Den Day is a great way to use your imagination and have fun. So get sponsored, get building and start saving lives.’
HOW FUNDRAISING FOR DEN DAY COULD HELP:
£5 could buy storybooks for five children who’ve had to leave their homes and become refugees in another country.
£20 could buy enough healthy food for a child to eat for one month.
£33 could buy five sheets of tarpaulin to help provide shelter to families who have lost their homes in an emergency.
£95 could buy a kit to help a family living as refugees protect their shelter against the weather.
Secret hideout; cosy corner; VIP room – whatever shelter they decide to create, decorate it with flags, fairylights, stickers, scarves, toy soldiers, the lot. Let them get into character with dressing-up gear and plan some cool activities to set the scene. Teddy bear’s tea party? Marshmallow dunking? Top Trumps? Sleepover dens will require bedtime stories and midnight feasts by torchlight, of course.
1. Sign up and pick a date between 29 May and 6 June
2. Get sponsored
3. Create your awesome den
Every child who signs up will be sent a Den Day kit with fundraising ideas and plenty of tips and tricks (and don’t miss our Ultimate Hideout feature in Wednesday’s Busy Bird for more amazing den ideas).