Meet Willson – the child of Chichester

ActionAid  is looking for just one new sponsor to step forward and sponsor Willson
ActionAid is looking for just one new sponsor to step forward and sponsor Willson

AN anti-poverty charity has launched an urgent appeal for just one person from Chichester to step forward to sponsor Willson.

ActionAid is hoping someone will sponsor the eight-year-old as the child of their city this Christmas.

“We’re hoping this focused local appeal in Chichester will help us change Willson’s future for good,” said Jane Moyo.

Whoever is first to respond will be Willson’s sponsor.

Willson lives in Malawi where more than half the population lives on less than £1 a day.

Communities depend on farming, but failing crops have left many struggling to earn a living.

In Malawi, ActionAid helps by providing the basics – food, water and healthcare as well as agricultural support to farming families.

“For just £15 a month, child sponsorship through ActionAid can help bring about real, long-term change,” said Jane.

“You’ll get two letters a year from the child you sponsor, and updates from the country to tell you how the money you donate is changing lives.”

Anyone keen to take part, but who misses out on the chance to sponsor Willson, can still sponsor another child for themselves, or on behalf of a loved one.

To sponsor a child visit www.actionaid.org.uk/city.