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News / Jan 12, 2021 / 3 min read

Tecknuovo partner with War Child as their first dedicated charity partner

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Tecknuovo announces a special partnership with the child protection organisation War Child UK – kicking off with the step-challenge, Peace Band.

Tecknuovo and War Child UK today announce their partnership, with War Child appointed as the first official charity partner of the digital transformation company.

War Child’s mission is to protect, educate, and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war and conflict. War Child work across some of the most fragile contexts across Africa and the Middle East in; Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. With over 27 years’ experience, War Child aims to reach children as early as possible in the cycle of conflict and stay on to support them.

With years of on-going support, Tecknuovo have committed their long-term support for the charity through an official charity partnership. The partnership begins in January 2021 – with War Child’s ‘Peace Band’ campaign kicking off the many activities and strategic projects the Tecknuovo team have planned to support. Peace Band is War Child’s first step-challenge campaign, aiming to inspire the UK public to cover the distance of the world in aid of War Child. The Tecknuovo team are one of the first corporate teams to pledge their support – where they can walk, wheel, run, climb, skip, or play football to get their steps in for the campaign.

Tecknuovo first began working with War Child through their  ‘Donate your Day’ and ‘World Kindness Day’ initiatives. Tecknuovo have a growing history of supporting children worst affected by conflict. Throughout 2020, the War Child team have had Tecknuovo’s help and support, donating to their Coronavirus Crisis Appeal. This support was crucial in allowing the War Child teams in-country to adapt and continue their important work for children in war zones, where COVID-19 became an unprecedented added burden to many. Tecknuovo’s generous donations throughout 2020 went towards enabling War Child to deliver emergency cash assistance for 166 families whose income had disappeared overnight as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures. With this cash assistance, families could buy essential lifesaving supplies such as food, water, and medicine. It also allowed War Child to distribute hygiene kits to families living in cramped conditions and camps to help manage the spread of COVID-19, and offer home education packs, toys and over the phone counselling to children unable to access school or support during lockdowns.

Gus Sargent, CEO of Tecknuovo said:

“We have long been supporters of War Child, taking part in their fundraising and educational events for almost as long as Tecknuovo has been running. With such a difficult year behind us, I am delighted that they are our charity partner for 2021 and that we can further support the fantastic work they do in countries across the world. With the majority of eyes naturally set on domestic concerns, this charity really does need our support not to forget the global impacts of this pandemic. I look forward to creating a closer connection between our two organisations.”

Hannah Hyde, Senior Partnerships Manager at War Child UK said:

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of Gus and the Tecknuovo team this year. After a very challenging 2020, it’s heartening to see our partnership formalised and built upon, and our forthcoming collaboration will make a huge difference to the children which War Child supports. We’re so excited to see what comes out of this long-term relationship, and we’re honoured to continue to work so closely with the Tecknuovo team.”


For more information, please contact:

Kat Paines
Head of Marketing and Community

Image provided by War Child UK. 

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