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62% of children are "frightened" of being attacked or sexually exploited during the summer holidays.

Posted by Date: May 14th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Our Work

62% of children are

This year's Summer Give camapign was our most successful ever, raising £778,641 for 36 projects supporting children in every London borough. Support for disadvantaged children during the long summer holidays is needed more than ever as our research with 22 charities highlighted. 

We found that children and young people are facing a high threat of gang violence, sexual exploitation, or neglect during the summer...

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The Christmas Challenge 2016 raises £1.4m

Posted by Date: November 19th 2016 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Our Work

The Christmas Challenge 2016 raises £1.4m

   Thank you so much to everyone who donated, shared and got involved. A very special thank you to all our charity partners who really went all out to ensure the campaign was a huge success. 

Over the course of 1 week the 53 charities who participated nearly all met their fundraising targets.

Laurence Guinness, the CEO of the Childhood Trust said; : "We are...

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Where child poverty in London is highest

Posted by Date: November 7th 2016 Category: Featured

Where child poverty in London is highest

End Child Poverty collects data and publishes figures on the level of child poverty in each constituency, local authority and ward in the UK.

The most recent figures (Nov 2016)  reveal that Child poverty is the highest in large cities, particularly in London.  As the table  illustrates, among the top ten LA's with the highest levels of childhood poverty, 6 are located...

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A brilliant project in Notting Hill

Posted by Date: November 2nd 2016 Category: Featured

A brilliant project in Notting Hill

Brilliant work going on at the Venture Community Association that we help fund and visited recently. Children can play safely every day after school, get something hot to eat and receive lots of much needed support from the incredibly dedicated staff - led by Naami (centre of pic.)

Our Chief Executive, Laurence Guinness, spoke at their AGM following the visit and...

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£541,420 raised for London's Children by SummerGive

Posted by Date: June 17th 2016 Category: Featured, Fundraising

£541,420 raised for London's Children by SummerGive

The second Summer Give campaign took place on the theBigGive.org.uk from 16th-18th May and raised an incredible £541,420 for the 25 charities that participated.

The focus of the Summer Give campaign, a partnership between the Big Give and The Childhood Trust, was to raise money for charities which work with the capitals most disadvantaged children over the school holidays, when vital...

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Seven Pounds for every One Pound given to social mobility charity

Posted by Date: February 5th 2016 Category: Our Work

Seven Pounds for every One Pound given to social mobility charity

City based social mobility charity The Brokerage was thrilled to receive a cheque for £2,681 from the Childhood Trust’s Chairman, Grant Gordon.  The Childhood Trust’s support enabled the Brokerage to raise an outstanding £18,000 from our supporters and partners, a rate of nearly 7-1 leverage, during the Big Give Christmas challenge in December 2015.

Grant Gordon, founder and chairman of the...

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Decorating Children's Lives

Posted by Date: February 5th 2016 Category: Fundraising

Decorating Children's Lives

Many children in London are living in conditions of extreme deprivation, in environments which are dirty, unsanitary and often lacking in the most basic necessities such as clean bedding, cups, plates and simple furniture. A new project called Decorating Children’s Lives has just started as a result of interior designer Jemma Paugh of JC Decor ltd,  asking The Childhood Trust to...

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Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas...

Posted by Date: December 16th 2015 Category: Our Work

Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas...

‘Chestnuts roasting by the open fire’ still evokes an idyll of Christmas in our minds – despite the fact that most of us have never actually experienced hot roasted chestnuts, but the image none the less assures us that we’d love them if we ever did.

Christmas and idylls of childhood sort of go hand in hand – and that’s why...

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The £1.5 Million Christmas Present for London's Children

Posted by Date: December 4th 2015 Category: Our Work

The £1.5 Million Christmas Present for London's Children

Over £1M has been donated to The Childhood Trust Christmas Give already in the first 5 hours of a ten day campaign.

This is the third time we have been a Champion Funder on our partner charity's site www.thebiggive.org.uk and we have been pinning our hopes on it being a bumper year - and it looks like it's going to be!

We have carefully...

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The twelve days of Christmas is just ten days this year....

Posted by Date: December 2nd 2015 Category: Newsletter

The twelve days of Christmas is just ten days this year....

We're all familiar with 'the twelve days of Christmas' with its partridges in pear trees, five gold rings and never ending verses of lords-a-leaping etc.,

Well this year, we are messing around with the idea a little, for good reason. Christmas is about celebrating, about giving and about children - so our gift to London's poorest children this year is the...

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