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£1,002,451 raised in our Summer Give

Posted by Date: June 26th 2018 Category: Featured, In the News, Newsletter

£1,002,451 raised in our Summer Give

Our Summer Give matched fundraising campaign has been our most successful ever. The £1m raised will fund 47 charities to support the needs of over 15,000 London children this summer, helping to alleviate the impact of child poverty with a diverse range of activities including, camping, cooking, sports of all kinds, sailing, climbing, drama, circus skills, music, writing and just...

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The Childhood Trust on CH4 News - Youth Centre Closure & Violent Crime - Linked?

Posted by Date: June 14th 2018 Category: Featured, In the News, Newsletter

The Childhood Trust on CH4 News - Youth Centre Closure & Violent Crime - Linked?
Is closure of youth centres exposing young people to violent crime?

The long summer holidays might sound like an idyllic prospect. But sadly for many young people, it’s a different story. Two in three disadvantaged children are afraid of being attacked or exploited by gangs. That’s just one of the stark findings by the Childhood Trust, which surveyed 12,000 children through the...

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£1,553,622 raised in The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Posted by Date: December 11th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter, Our Work

£1,553,622 raised in The Big Give Christmas Challenge

This was the biggest and best year for The Childhood Trust's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. 

Our campaign supported 58 charities with matched funding, with 97% of the charities meeting or exceeding their target. 

The success of the campaign means that even more disadvantaged children all over London can receive practical, emotional and inspirational support from local projects funded by the Christmas Challenge.

Laurence...

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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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London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record

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

London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record
London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record

'I was in a place yesterday where the bed was pushed up against the kitchen cabinets'

  • FRANCESCA GILLETT 

 

Thousands of children in London are already “struggling to survive”, poverty campaigners have warned after a report revealed benefit cuts are set to worsen the crisis. 

Head 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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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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Grow Your Tenner!

Posted by Date: October 12th 2015 Category: Newsletter

Grow Your Tenner!

starts 10am October 13th....

Grow Your Tenner - the ideal way to give £22.50 to charity and it only costs you £10!

The Childhood Trust have added £5,000 in matching funds to Localgiving's Grow Your Tenner campaign which starts at 10am on Tuesday October 13th and runs until 5pm on November 18th.

The funds will help small children's and young people's charities in communities across...

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We've got money to give away!

Posted by Date: July 22nd 2015 Category: Newsletter

We've got money to give away!

It's not often you hear of a charity giving money away, but that's what we do - all the time practically!

At the moment we are trying to give away £5,000 to lots of brilliantly run small charities who help make life a little better for children of all ages across London. We know that many of these charities rely on...

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