MEMBERS of a charity enjoyed a garden party to celebrate a centenary of Save the Children.

There was a large gathering of supporters, including Cllr Neil Morton, mayor of Malvern Town Council and Cllr Dean Clarke, the chairman the Malvern Hills District Council, for the garden party.

The occasion marked 100 years of Save the Children, and was organised by the Malvern Branch.

The guests enjoyed strawberries, which were locally picked, and cream washed down with prosecco and followed by cakes made by charity members.

Mandy Nichols, community fund raising manager said: “While it is well catalogued that Eglantyne Jebb founded Save The Children 100 years ago, the founding of the Malvern Branch is more difficult to be precise about, but it was at least 66 years ago.

“Currently the branch is going from strength to strength and this year alone has raised over £10,000 in the first six months.”

Andrea Bright, the chair of the Malvern Branch said: “We could not be so successful without the support of everyone locally. The Garden Party is simply to thank everyone for their tremendous support over the years.”

Save the Children help around the world, providing lifesaving supplies and emotional support for children caught up in disasters like floods, famine and wars.

The charity campaigns for long-term change to improve children's lives.