Little Discoveries, Big Ambitions
Discovery is standing side-by-side with Save the Children through the RISE Programme to provide vital support to some of the most vulnerable children and families across the UK.
When COVID-19 hit, Save the Children worked closely with communities to establish families' greatest needs. They found that school closures, job losses and economic hardship posed a severe threat to children’s learning – especially for families already living on low incomes.
Like other children, Isha, 7, and Lincoln, 11, have struggled with being out of school and separated from their friends, but they have found ingenious ways to keep those friendships alive. Their mum, Kerry, explains: “Isha has got a friend who she videocalls every day for a couple of hours. They each put the phone down on the floor, they set the dolls up and they play via videocall.”
Isha’s brother, Lincoln, has reached out to other people too, writing an inspirational poem for Save the Children about life under lockdown. It ends: “Don’t give up hope, the end is in sight, If we all stick together, we’ll all win this fight.” It’s a sentiment his sister echoes in her own message of hope: “Better days will come – keep smiling.”
How you can help
To help us continue this vital work supporting children all over the UK, just like Isha and Lincoln, then click Donate below. Your money will go to Save the Children’s Emergency Grants programme that provides advice and resources like supermarket food vouchers, essential household items and books that support children’s healthy early development.
Another way Discovery is helping is through our new video series: ‘Little Discoveries’ which aims to keep the kids entertained at home. Each episode is presented by an expert host who will show you some fun family-friendly activities we can all do indoors - whether your passion is cooking, arts & crafts or the great outdoors!
Get cooking with Tom Kerridge, TV Chef, and rustle up Speedy Banana Ice cream, Easy Peasy Ham and Pea Pasta and Smiley Pancakes with your little people. Delicious!
Get creative with Zoe Pocock, Designer and Upcycler, and make a memory wall, colourful desk tidy tins, and jars of joy with the children in your life. Beautiful!
Get racing with Karun Chandhok, Presenter and former F1 Driver, and build a race-against-the-clock game, a rubber band racer and a cardboard garage. Go!