The Friends of Eglantyne Jebb Society

Eglantyne Jebb

The Friends of Eglantyne Jebb Society is recognition of those who have confirmed they have left a gift in their Will.

Your membership to the Friends of Eglantyne Jebb Society entitles you to receive exclusive updates about our program work, including future plans and reports straight from the field. You'll also receive VIP invitations to our special events, talks and gatherings.

Eglantyne Jebb founded Save the Children in 1919. She was a most remarkable woman, revolutionary in changing the way the world treats children. She was not only dedicated to saving children's lives, but she placed her faith in the future of children to live their full potential, saying: "Every generation of children in fact, offers mankind the possibility of rebuilding this ruin of a world."

It's Eglantyne's story that we are living today at Save the Children Australia. By investing in the future of children you will also become part of her story, as you help children realise a better life for themselves and their communities.

The Eglantyne Jebb Society is a wonderful way to show your intended commitment to vulnerable children in years to come. Discover other ways to honour loved ones by making a charity donation in lieu of gifts.Kay Hallahan


Eglantyne Jebb was a remarkable woman whose activities on behalf of children's well being following World War 1 were extraordinary by any measure. She believed that all wars were waged against children and that children had rights to safety and protection as well as the basic requirements for their life and development. She believed that we should claim rights for children and work for their universal recognition. Save the Children was established and her declarations later became the basis of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child. She was a passionate and persuasive speaker on behalf of children and the need to fundraise for their wellbeing. A lasting contribution we can all make is through our Wills knowing that we leave a legacy for important work to continue in the time that follows our inability to make a difference ourselves. Small or large the legacy will see critical services for children's health, education and clean water provided.  Is there anything more important any of us can do for the world's children of today and tomorrow?  

Kay Hallahan AO
Patron, The Friends of Eglantyne Jebb Society