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Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet

Posted by Date: November 28th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter, Our Work

Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet

Children in London to receive less this Christmas than the average family pet

Data released by The Childhood Trust highlights the scale of deprivation and inequality for children living in poverty in the capital.

Charities supporting disadvantaged children in London have estimated that the children they support will receive Christmas presents valued at just £19.55 compared to the average value of...

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Homeless children in London - sleeping in bin sheds, buses and parks

Posted by Date: November 3rd 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter

Homeless children in London - sleeping in bin sheds, buses and parks

A powerful short film from The Guardian. When families with small children fall through the social safety net, they can find themselves sleeping rough – in bin sheds, hospital receptions or night buses...

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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

Our 2017 Summer Give campaign 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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£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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Singing helps children to make friends

Posted by Date: October 28th 2015 Category: Newsletter, Our Work

Singing helps children to make friends

In today's BBC Radio 2 programme at lunchtime (28/10/2015), it was reported that studies show that singing is the fastest way for any of us to make friends. Something to do with the breathing in unison perhaps...

During the summer the London Youth Choir (LYC) hosted its annual summer singing course for its five choirs to spend time with other talented...

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