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Radio 4 Appeal

On Sunday 12 August writer and broadcaster Rhidian Brook will be presenting the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of The Salvation Army International Development (SAID UK).

The Appeal will be raising funds for the Anti-Child Trafficking Centre in Mchinji, Malawi so that we can continue to support young boys and girls who have been trafficked away from their home to work as herd boys and house girls.

The centre provides up to 120 children a year with a safe and caring environment to recover from their ordeal, as well as be able to receive an education, play with their peers and prepare to return home.

SAID UK has been supporting the centre since it opened in 2006 thanks to the donations of supporters from around the UK. The money raised through the Radio 4 Appeal is vital for allowing this great work to continue.

The Appeal was broadcasted on Sunday 12 August at 7.55am and 9.26pm, and will be repeated on Thursday 16 August at 3.27pm. You can listen on 92.4-94.6 FM or online at The appeal is now available to listen on the BBC iPlayer.

Click here to find out more about our work to combat Human Trafficking around the world.

Help promote the appeal

Can you help us spread the word about the appeal? We’ve got some resources to help you:

Download a copy of our PowerPoint Advert Slide (click here for standard version and here for wide-screen version). You could also print this off and use as a poster to help promote the appeal.

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Radio 4 Appeal highlights Salvation Army's Anti-trafficking work in Malawi

Tune into the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on Sunday 12th August to hear about how The Salvation Army is tackling child trafficking in Malawi. The Appeal is being presented by the writer of the movie 'Africa United' and long time friend of the Salvation Army, Rhidian Brook.

The Appeal will be broadcast on Sunday 12 August at 7.55am and repeated at 9.26pm and Thursday 16 August at 3.27pm. You can listen to BBC Radio 4 on 92-95 FM, on Digital Radio or online at, or you can listen to it anytime you like for seven days after transmission at

To find out more about SAID UK’s Anti-Trafficking Work go to You can also keep up to date with all the latest from SAID UK via Facebook ( and Twitter (@SAIDUK).

Tweet/Facebook about it:

Here are a couple of sample tweets to help spread the word to all your followers:

Before 12 August

•    Tune into @SAIDUK’s #Radio4Appeal on Sun 12th Aug at 07:55 & help tackle #HumanTrafficking •    Listen to how @SAIDUK are tackling Child Trafficking in Malawi on Sun 12th Aug at 07:55 #Radio4Appeal

Between 12-18 August

•    Listen to how @SAIDUK are tackling Child Trafficking in Malawi & how you can help at #Radio4Appeal •    Fight #HumanTrafficking by supporting the @SAIDUK #Radio4Appeal at

About Rhidian

Rhidian Brook is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Thought For the Day programme and writer of the film Africa United. In 2005, he also spent nine months travelling around the world with his family to see how The Salvation Army was responding to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. His book about that journey - ‘More Than Eyes Can See’ - was published by Marion Boyars in 2007. His next book, 'The Aftermath', will be published in April 2013 by Penguin UK.