Building a den as a child was one of my favourite things to do; whether inside using our duvet covers or our in the garden using blankets and the washing line, hours of fun were had letting imaginations run wild…
So I was thrilled when I heard that Save the Children is launching Den Day, a super-fun family fundraiser which invites the British public to pick a date between 29 May and 6 June to unleash their imaginations and build their ultimate den! This is something I am definitely going to get involved in, with my children of course!
Den Day gives everybody an opportunity to get creative for a good cause; by getting sponsored to spend a day or night in their den, families can raise money to help Save the Children build better lives for children around the world.
Taking part is easy, whether you pile up cushions and create a bed-sheet teepee, transform the sitting room into a huge den, or a cardboard box into the entrance to a magical world, your imagination is the only limit. Kids and grown-ups can sign up at denday.org to get a free kit packed with ideas and tips to plan a magical experience!
Den Day aims to highlight the issues faced by children around the world who don’t have a safe place to sleep or play. In 2014, Save the Children responded to 84 emergencies in 47 countries – delivering life-saving food, water, healthcare, education and shelter to over 5 million people. The money raised by Den Day could help provide the vital aid children and their families need next time a devastating emergency hits.
Vicky Fallon, UK Head of Fundraising Campaigns at Save the Children, said: “Millions of children around the world don’t have a safe place to sleep; they might not have a bed, blankets or even a roof to sleep under. By building a dream den and raising money, you can help give children around the world a safe, warm place to dream.”
Don’t forget to share photos of your dream den using #DenDay