#FundFirstNight - Save the children accused of witchcraft!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Hello my fellow blogger/author friends, 

In today's non-bookish related post, I'm sharing a press release by Dr. Emilie Secker on my blog today who seek your support in helping the innocent children in Africa who are wrongly accused of witchcraft - yes, you read it right. In today's tech savvy world, witchcraft may be something that existed only in movies and TV series, God knows how much we loved the Charmed sisters or Bonnie from The Vampire Diaries, but in other parts of the world, witchcraft is still very much the reality of certain cultures and children are being tortured and punished for such wrongly accused crime. So I ask of you to just spend a few minutes reading Dr Emilie's post and possibly donate if you can. 

On the same note, you can help to spread the word by sharing and make sure to tag #fundfirstnight
Click on the "Safe Child Africa" logo to be directed to their official page, you can also find their Facebook page here, or sign the petition here!

Thank you so much for being such an awesome person and have a great Halloween! 
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This Halloween, we urgently need your support to help children, toddlers and babies who’ve been accused of witchcraft. The crimes inflicted on them are sickening. Many will be abused and tortured. Others may even be murdered. 

That’s why I’m writing to ask you to donate £5 of your ‘Trick or treat’ money to help us give a traumatised child shelter for a night. 

These accusations aren’t part of some Halloween-inspired game. There’s no fancy dress, no face-paint. This is all too devastatingly, shockingly real. Our research shows that 80% of accused children will run away or be abandoned by their parents. 

Just think about that for a second. A parent abandoning their child because they believe they’re a witch. And this is something that’s happening day after day, week after week. 

It’s so important that these children have somewhere to turn – and that’s just what our Safe Child Emergency Centre offers. But this centre wouldn’t exist without the ongoing generosity of people like you. We receive no government funding. 

That’s why we urgently – and I mean urgently – need your support this Halloween. Please can you donate £5 to fund the first night for a child in our emergency centre? Or better still, set up a monthly Direct Debit for the same amount. 

Our centre gives children protection, medical care, legal support and counseling. Children receive a comfortable bed and, most importantly, are cared for by adults who know they’re just a little boy or girl, not a witch. 

For some children, this will be the first time in their young life that they feel safe. And that feeling – that sense of security – is something only people like you can make possible. 

So please – donate £5 or whatever you can afford and help pay for a child’s first night in our emergency centre. 

 

Thank you, 

Dr Emilie Secker

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