Every year Save The Children’s UK staff take part in Save The Children Week, doing an activity that raises crucial funds for their work. This year they invited their wider fundraising partners to take part in the fun. The theme? Save’s Got To Dance? The mission? To create a music video spoof. Naturally, as all good agencies need a music video spoof, we responded to our calling with our take on Nickelback:
But of course, this is all in a good cause, Build It For Babies. This Save the Children Week, they need to raise urgently needed funds for their Bangladesh clinics appeal. In the Baniachong and Ajmirigani regions where they work, mothers stated that 90% of them had lost a child. We need to raise £1 million to build clinics in where babies can be born, treated and cared for in their first few days of life and protected from preventable killer diseases as they grow up. Every penny raised will go to building these clinics to save children’s lives for generations to come.
Life is perilous for children in Bangladesh. Every hour of every day, 11 babies die in Bangladesh – their lives cut short before they’re even four weeks old. Access to basic services such as healthcare is very limited, particularly in rural areas. As a result, preventable diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhoea are claiming children’s lives at an appalling rate. In Bangladesh, one in 19 children do not reach their fifth birthday.
So please, once you’ve smirked at our efforts, give to this appeal.