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A&O’s fundraising campaign for War Child breaks all records


​A&O’s ‘First Hour First Day’ campaign – in which people donated their first hour or first day’s pay of 2017 – has raised over GBP467,000 for our Global Charity Partner, War Child.

More than 1,100 A&O people from 41 of offices took part in this first fundraising campaign, beating our previous record by more than GBP100,000. This makes it the most successful fundraising campaign in A&O’s history.

Watch a video about our partnership with War Child here

A&O’s two-year partnership began in November 2016 with the aim of supporting War Child’s Rescue Childhood programme and raising enough money to fully fund a child-friendly space in one of Jordan’s largest refugee camps.

This facility will enable War Child to provide trauma counselling, education and creative therapy to 2,000 of the most severely traumatised Syrian child refugees. Children under the age of six are particularly susceptible to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but the current system is set up to prioritise treatment of older children. Through the programme, War Child will also support parents and caregivers who are struggling to cope with their own difficult experiences.

 “This is an incredible start to our partnership with War Child,” says A&O’s Global Managing Partner, Andrew Ballheimer, who will visit War Child in Jordan at the end of March.

“All of this money will go directly to the Rescue Childhood project we’re supporting,” he continues. “Plans for construction of the complex have already started in Emirati Jordanian Camp, and War Child expects to start delivering services to children in June.”

Find out more and keep up to date with A&O’s partnership with War Child here





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