Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)SCF/FR
TitleFundraising and Public Relations
Extent306 boxes and oversize material
DescriptionContains records and files concerning Save the Children's (SCF) fundraising and publicity activities, public and press relations, marketing and sales activities, education initiatives, and the work of SCF's branches and youth organisations. The files include reports, correspondence, papers, publications, leaflets, posters, programmes, and other publicity and promotional material.

The largest section of papers includes files concerning specific fundraising campaigns, such as papers relating to SCF 70th and 75th Birthday campaigns, the Freedom from Hunger campaign, the Pennies-a-Week appeal, Save the Children Week, and the Stop Polio camapaign. It also includes papers concerning fundraising events and corporate partnerships, including art auctions, fashions shows, expeditions, dinners and gala evenings, sporting events, and theatre and music events.

Other larger series of records include papers concerning press and public relations and publicity initiatives, including files concerning advertising and films, press cuttings and press releases, as well as series reflecting SCF's education programmes and initiatives, the work of SCF branches and shops, and departmental administration and strategic planning.

The series includes files originating from the various iterations of Save the Children's departments, including the Fundraising, Public Relations and Publicity, and Public Affairs departments.
ArrangementFiles have been arranged into the following series: general papers, administration, and strategic planning; Director General's papers; fundraising campaigns and events; overseas fundraising; marketing and sales; branches and shops; press, public relations and publicity; donations; design and style; education; fundraising and appeals publications; Roundabout, ACT, Young Save the Children Clubs, and Princess Anne Awards; and scrapbooks.
Access ConditionsThere are files in this series which have been closed for 25 years in accordance with Save the Children’s policy.
Some files in this series are currently closed and require screening for personal information covered by Data Protection regulations before they can be opened. If you wish to view these files, please provide at least 28 working days prior notice to any proposed visit to enable the screening process to take place. Please be aware that files in this series may still remain closed after screening in accordance to Data Protection regulations.
Access StatusPartially closed
Administrative HistoryThis Department underwent several changes of name and responsibility as Save the Children (SCF) restructured its organisation. In the 1940s it was titled the Publicity Department, subsequently the Publicity and Organisation Department which later separated in the 1950s into Public Relations and UK Organisation, later the UK Committee. The Press and Publicity department was set up in the later 1960s. The National Penny-a-Week Appeal Committee, later the Pennies-a-Week Committee, wound up in 1970 at the establishment of the Fund Raising and Public Relations Committee.
This department later became the Fundraising Department and the Public Affairs Department.


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