17,500 people have donated to The Guardian and Observer 2016 charity appeal for child refugees

We were honoured to be chosen as one of the three charities supporting child refugees chosen by The Guardian and Observer 2016 charity appeal. We are delighted to tell you that the appeal raised over £1.75 million in just four weeks, the second biggest charity fundraiser in the papers’ history!

We could not be more grateful to the 17,500 readers for their donations during the four-week appeal. The money will be shared in the next few weeks between ourselves, Safe Passage and the Children’s Society. With the money donated we will be making a tangible difference to the lives of children living in camps across Europe.

This morning thousands of refugee children woke up in tents in sub-zero temperatures across Europe. We will ensure the generous donations from the Guardian readers go towards improving the lives of these very children.

Throughout the entire appeal, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support we have received and want to thank everyone who donated, as well as the Guardian and Observer.

To find out how we will be putting this money to use, follow our Facebook page or keep checking our news page here.