Save The Children, which has hitherto devoted most of it’s charitable work to helping starving kids in Africa has launched a new campaign – entitled, It Shouldn’t Happen Here - to raise £500,000 to help starving kids in the UK.
It is the 1st time, the charity has directed it’s attention to the needs of children at home.
The Charity blames the poor economic health of the UK, and Government measures that have placed a dis-proportionally heavy burden on the shoulders of the less affluent members of society, for forcing more and more families into poverty.
This follows an earlier warning by Oxfam that cuts and rising living costs were threatening to return the UK to levels of inequality not seen since Victorian times.
Read more here – http://tinyurl.com/bqfawvs
It goes without saying, of course, that Save the Children’s new campaign has been criticized (by ruling politicians) for being overtly political
Well, there’s a surprise !