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About the UK programme

We support Save the Children’s vision where children in the UK live free from poverty and keep learning, so they can become who they want to be. Save the Children work closely with families, primary schools, health services, local authorities and children’s services, to help transform the home learning environment for children. Since 2013, GSK employees have supported some of the UK’s poorest families with young children with their generous donations, helping children to reach their full potential. 

Over four million children currently live in poverty in the UK, and the Coronavirus outbreak has further illuminated the underlying fragility of family support and household budgets, putting even more families on the brink of poverty. Therefore in April 2020, we took the decision to re-direct employee funds to support Save the Children’s Emergency Response to COVID-19, in order to respond to the urgent needs of struggling families with young children across the UK.

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Photo credit: Save the Children

Gillie is an Assistant Head Teacher at a primary school in a deprived area in the UK. Watch the video below to learn about the struggles many children and families go through.

Where the money will go

Your support will help children achieve the future they deserve. Together, we’ll help make that difference to every child living in poverty across the UK.

£4 could contribute towards finger puppets used in a Bedtime Early Learning Pack, helping to increase speech, language and communication during Storytime

£5 could contribute towards a Math Play Early Learning Pack to help children explore their early numeracy and develop key skills to get them ready for school

£10 could provide low-income families with a supermarket voucher, to spend on basic everyday food items, to feed their family 

£30 could provide low-income families with an Argos voucher, to spend on essential everyday household items, such as a mattress for their children to sleep on, or a dining table 

£200 could provide three low-income families with Early Learning Packs, made up of educational toys, books and guidance to support their child’s learning and development

£500 could help provide two families with essential items like a cot, working oven and pushchair to help create a positive home environment that supports routine and reduces family stress

Featured events: Give a Gift for Christmas

Today, in the UK, there are over 4 million children living in poverty and with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that is set to rise.  This means that many families don’t have access to basic items that support healthy early childhood learning and development.

This Christmas, through our partnership with Save the Children, we would like to provide some of those children with a Gift for Christmas.

How to get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in fundraising. Whether you want to take on a big or small challenge. Click below to find out more.

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