CHARITY: Still in need of your support

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A recent photograph on this page was taken in the home of the lovely lady, Brenda Bell, (Morpeth Herald, February 15).

Brenda, a staunch supporter of Save The Children, held a Pancake Day for the charity every Shrove Tuesday for many years.

Today, the Morpeth committee is much smaller, but is still committed to the cause and wishes to thank the people of the Morpeth area for their support in helping to raise £2,645 in 2017.

Save The Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, Save The Children gives children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm.

Following controversy over Oxfam’s handling of an inquiry into claims of sexual misconduct by its workers, Save The Children has put forward measures to improve standards of professional conduct within the aid sector.

Chief Executive Kevin Watkins has posted a blog onto the Save The Children website discussing how and why the charity tackle abuses of power.

Save The Children’s current initiatives include setting up rapidly deployable response teams with the expertise needed to respond to warning signs of exploitation; to create ‘humanitarian passports’ so that staff members reprimanded or dismissed cannot disappear back into the system; and designate employment under UK law, allowing for the highest level of criminal records check on all staff.

We, in Morpeth, hope we can rely on your continued support.

To that end, our next fund-raising event is the annual Chinese meal at Mulan, Morpeth, on Monday, April 23. Tickets, at £19, are available from Beaumont Newsagents.

Anne Guy

Townsend Crescent, Morpeth