Save the Children

In 2019, Save the Children will be 100 years old.  IFR has been supporting this vital cause since the first Awards Dinner 23 years ago.  Thanks to the generosity of the investment banking community we have raised over £26,000,000 to help save children’s lives.


Save the Children stands side by side with children in the toughest places.  They fight for children every single day.  They do whatever it takes to make sure they survive, get protection when they’re in danger and have the chance to learn.  They want every child to realise their full potential and make their mark on the world.

In October 2017, Owen Wild, IFR Deputy Editor visited Save the Children’s projects in Ethiopia to see education, health and water projects that are supporting families through the country's worst drought in 50 years.  You can read an account of Owen's trip here.

‘I struggle to comprehend the hardships endured by those I met, but the lift they have received from Save the Children is in no doubt.  Each day, I wore a bright red Save the Children T-shirt and the warmth I received from those in the camps showed the trust the charity has built there.’

This year we will once again be holding our traditional tombstone, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal in her capacity as Patron of Save the Children.  January 2018’s event saw a total sum of £1,041,810 raised in this way, with bookrunner JP Morgan generously pledging £500,000.

You can view this year’s tombstone here.

We hope that, through your generosity, we can raise a similar amount for this worthy cause at January 2019’s event.

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