When you think about it, £5 isn’t really much, is it? And neither is £20 when it comes down to it. With £5, Save the Children can give five books to refugee children, and with £20, they can provide a month’s worth of healthy, nutritious food for a child. And a donation of just £33 could give a family five sheets of tarpaulin to build a shelter. Even in the 21st century, millions of children around the world don’t have proper homes to live or shelter to protect them.
We decided to use O’s bed to build our den. He’s just graduated from the toddler bed of the Rocky, to the normal bed, without a guard rail. And the brilliant part is that there is now a cubby hole under the bed. Perfect for building a den.
We furnished the den with a foam mat as a “carpet” and then used a blanket to make a bed/sofa and finished off with an old Ikea floor mat, tucked in, to make a door.
O even let his brother have a turn inside the den.
After we had built the den, we talked a bit about how some children don’t have homes to live in and what we could do to help them. Clearly, giving money isn’t a concept they are aware of just yet. But they did think that maybe other children would like the toys that they no longer play with. We would usually sneak these out to Myrorna under cover of darkness but it might now be time for the boys to be involved with this.
If you would like to build a den and raise some money for Save the Children, you can sign up here or simply donate here. You can share your dens using the #denday hashtag. I’d love to see what you come up with.