Safe Play Appeal
To mark our founder’s birthday this month, the SBCF is launching a special campaign to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our charity founded by Sir Bobby Charlton. This special campaign is our Safe Play initiative, created by The Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation to offer children from landmine / ERW communities across the globe, a safe zone, to play freely without fear. Bringing peace of mind to parents and their children who experience danger from explosive remnants of war on a daily basis. Safe Play will target areas of the world where the explosive legacy of war continues to inflict serious injury, rob young people of their childhoods, lock them into poverty and threaten lives.
Our latest project for a Safe Play Zone for children & families in Iraq will create a safe haven for children and young people to play, learn, develop and grow. The area will also act as a community hub where families can gather, share skills & knowledge and take part in communal events. The safe area will be established and maintained in partnership with schools and local leaders in the target communities in Mosul, Iraq. Not only will each Safe Play Zone include a football pitch / sports field but also a children’s playground and a mine risk reduction education library. The horrors of conflict last far longer than the war, but with your help we can help young people in these communities experience childhood again, free from fear.
[The children depicted in the images of this page are currently playing in unsafe areas.]