We are excited to announce that Joanna Lumley OBE is challenging children 12 and under (in three age groups) to join the free Kids for Kids’ competition to draw a Goat for Darfur during lockdown. The prizes are gorgeous cuddly little goat toys – new friends when they need them most!
Please will you invite children to take part – it will be an afternoon of fun during lockdown. Deadline for entries is Friday 29th May 2020. All works of art will be displayed on the Kids for Kids’ Drawn…to Darfur webpage. Full competition details are available here.
What is Kids for Kids doing to fight the virus?
URGENT APPEAL: Soap to Combat COVID-19
Our Appeal for Soap to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to the rural villages of Darfur, Sudan, is Urgent. There is no healthcare available in rural communities so the only defence people can have is to wash properly. Just £20 will provide 5 bars of soap, illustrated instruction leaflets, and its transportation to the village for 10 families. Read our Urgent Appeal live on our website. Please donate soap right now.
Help Families to feed their children. Malnutrition is a serious risk in every village of Darfur this summer. Children who are malnourished are likely to succumb to the virus. Can you help us provide more goats so that children have goat’s milk? Read here about Three Things You Can Do Right Now.
About Joanna Lumley, OBE
Joanna Lumley’s work in animal welfare and human rights activism has been life-changing for many. She became the face of the Gurkha Justice Campaign, as well as supporting the Gurkha Welfare Trust for Gurkha veterans, and worked with Survival International on documentaries. She is also a parton of Bristol-based charity Tree Aid, helping combat ‘environmental decline’.
Born in Kashmir, India, and known from her appearances in Sapphire and Steel, Shirley Valentine, the Wolf of Wall Street, and roles as Purdey in The New Avengers, Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous, Elaine Perkins in Coronation Street, and Her Majesty’s Secret Service Bond girl, Joanna’s outstanding contribution to the arts was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Letters. Aside from modeling for Jean Muir, the BAFTA Award winner is, arguably, one of Britain’s most high-profile acresses and is continuously using her influence to make a positive impact.