How to Support

How are you commemorating the centenary of the First World War? We would like to invite you on our journey to the Armistice in 2018 and to become part of our centenary legacy to the nation and beyond. 

We aim to ensure young people understand the complexities of war and the vital importance of the sacrifices our forces made 100 years ago, today, and sadly, tomorrow. 

Donations of any size are welcomed by Never Such Innocence - these will help our education initiatives reach as many schoolchildren across the British Isles as possible. To donate online quickly and securely please click DONATE in the top right corner of the website.

To support, sponsor or get involved with Never Such Innocence please contact Lucy Kentish on lk@neversuchinnocence.com.

Where the money goes

Our costs are low - office space is kindly provided pro bono by Cubitt Consulting and our team is small. Your donation will go directly towards helping empower young people and allow them to play their part in the centenary. 

Sponsoring the educational programmes

During our fourth and final competition 2017/18, we seek to reach more schoolchildren than ever before. A sponsor could gain significant benefits from supporting the most comprehensive and wide-reaching educational initiative to be launched during the centenary of the First World War. 

Sponsor the Poetry, Art and Songs Competition 2017/18 

This is in effect principle sponsorship of the Never Such Innocence poetry, art and music competition. A high profile means for your organisation to play its part in the centenary. 

The Never Such Innocence poetry, art and songs competition invites all children aged 9-16 to submit work inspired by the First World War and welcomes poetry in English, Gaelic, Welsh and now French. Teachers may request hardcopies of the Never Such Innocence resource to be sent to their school for free. The monetary prizes for the competition are split between pupil and school department. 

Sponsor the Roadshow

This will help Never Such Innocence reach more young people and communities across the British Isles. Benefits would include presence and invitations to our Roadshow.

Sponsor the competition prizes 

Prizes for the competition will be awarded to the first, second, and third winners and their schools, and to runners up. Prizes will carry the name of the individual or organisation that sponsors them. 


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