Fleur East and Leona Lewis bid to ensure no child goes without food or fun at Christmas
Fleur East and Leona Lewis have backed the Save a Kid’s Christmas campaign with Save the Children
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Fleur East has sung out in support of our Save A Kid’s Christmas campaign.
The pop singer, 33, is joining with the Sunday Mirror, Sunday People and Save the Children to help ensure no child in the UK wants for food or fun this festive season.
And thanks to your generosity, £43,000 has been raised in just two weeks.
X Factor star Fleur, who has visited Save the Children projects in Kenya, said: “I was fortunate my parents could put food on the table.
“Being aware so many families are struggling to do the same right now is tough.
“The appeal will go some way towards helping these kids and their families have a warm and safe Christmas and a more hopeful future.”
Singer Leona Lewis, 35, and comedian Dom Joly, 53, have joined Fleur in pledging their support for the campaign, which will help some of the UK’s poorest families with vouchers for food and items such as toys and educational materials.
Bleeding Love hitmaker Leona said this year has been “unbelievably tough” and pushed more families into poverty.
At the launch of our campaign, we revealed the number of children living in poverty is set to rise to 5.2million by 2022.
Leona said: “That’s why I’m proud to be backing Save the Children’s appeal, which will help support the UK’s most hard-up families and their kids this Christmas.”
Trigger Happy TV star Dom, who has been a Save the Children ambassador for seven years and seen the charity’s work in Jordan and Ukraine, said: “This year Save the Children’s work in the UK has become more important than ever with so many pushed into poverty.
“That’s why I’m backing the Christmas appeal and urge everyone to do what they can.”
The Mirror needs your help to save Christmas for thousands of children in Britain.
We are raising funds for Save the Children UK, so it can buy gifts for some of the country’s most vulnerable kids and offer Christmas meals to hard-up families.
Every penny you donate to our Save a Kid’s Christmas appeal will make a difference.
It could mean one less child going without a hot Christmas meal or pay for the only gift they will get to open.
Or it could help buy books and learning packs for kids who risk falling behind at school.
- Call: 0800 8148 148 Visit: www.savethechildren.org.uk/mirror Text MIRROR5 TO 70008 to donate £5 or MIRROR10 TO 70008 to donate £10 Send a cheque payable to Save the Children UK to Freepost Daily Mirror Christmas Appeal 2020, Save the Children, 1 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4AR. The Save the Children Fund is a charity registered in England and Wales (213890), Scotland (SC039570) and IOM (199)
Dan Paskins, director of UK Impact at Save the Children, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many celebrities getting behind the appeal.
“Even before the pandemic, too many children were living in poverty and the crisis has left many parents unable to put food on the table and struggling to afford gifts.
“Readers’ incredible generosity has raised more than £40,000 so far, which we hope will protect the magic of Christmas this year.