Pupils of West Town Primary School in Peterborough appeared on the BBC's Lifeline in January to publicise this. The annual event, which sees UK schoolchildren hold a theme day in support of the agency's work.
- The event will raise £530,000 for food programmes in Tajikistan and Ethiopia, and for the Tsunami Emergency Fund. Children choose how their donations are allocated
- 12.6 million people in Ethiopia rely on food aid to survive and more than 50 per cent of children in Tajikistan and Ethiopia are malnourished
- 4,500 schools and 500,000 children took part last year, to help children in Ghana and Vietnam.