FT appeals have raised over £14 million for charities over the last eight years, including Action Against Hunger, Camfed, Room to Read, Sightsavers, The Global Fund for Children, Wateraid and World Child Cancer. The annual appeal runs from November to January, raising money and increasing awareness of the charity through editorial coverage of its work. Content includes features, videos, images and interactive graphics in the FT newspaper, magazine and online. Charities are selected by staff vote, and FT readers and corporate partners are encouraged to donate.
FT editor Lionel Barber said: “The FT is pleased to be working with International Rescue Committee for this year’s appeal, particularly at a time of immense displacement and disruption for people around the globe. We report from many of the 30 countries where IRC works, including war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, and have an opportunity to shed light on their critical work. The impact of our seasonal appeals reflect the generosity of our readers and the important causes of the charity organisations we work with.”