Busy Month of Referrals – Children in Poverty in our Area

Busy busy month – 8 birthday presents for children in the refuge, or children in poverty who would have gone without; a single bed, double bed and fridge freezer for a family in the refuge who have been re-housed; baby clothes, nappies and essentials box for a young care leaver who has just become a mum; a food shop for a mum struggling to pay her bills, who had run out of food for her children; a pram for a baby who’s mum had little funds; baby milk and fresh fruit & vegetables for a mum in poverty who wanted to make fresh baby food for her little one; 5 x school uniform requests for families in poverty; clothing and toys for a child in the human trafficking refuge; 2 x childrens bed, fridge, freezer, and a single bed for a family who have been homeless and now been re-homed; 4 x weekly food shops for families in poverty; a pushchair for a mum who was in debt and living in temporary accommodation; a bouncy chair for a child in poverty; a cot for a child in poverty; a mattress for a child who was sleeping on a blanket on the bed base; 2 x prams, moses baskets, bouncy chairs, clothes, toys and nappies for two babies in the human trafficking refuge; a storage unit for a family in poverty; 2 x single mattresses and bunk beds for a single parent living in one room; 2 x skateboards for teenagers who’s mum was worried they had nothing to keep them occupied over the Summer; premature clothing for a baby in the refuge; a fridge freezer and a food shop for a single parent in poverty; a fridge freezer, food shop and washing machine/tumber dryer for two teenagers who had been left to fend for themselves; a £200 food shop for a family who had taken in children from a family member when they were found going through bins for food and removed from their parent; a small cot for a baby in the refuge; a food shop, hoover, and toys for children who had witnessed domestic violence; 2 x single beds for a family moving out of the refuge; 2 x Primark vouchers for mums in the refuge with no clothing; 3 x single beds, washing machine and fridge freezer for a family in poverty and clothing for a family in the human trafficking refuge.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support us. We both run the charity in our spare time, so every penny and every item donated goes directly to the families in need. Something we are passionate about – the way charities should be – giving time for no monetary reward


Generous Donation to help Hungry Children – Some of whom are eating from Bins

Thank you so much to The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation for their generous donation of £5,000 towards our “No Child Should Go Hungry” Project. We were overwhelmed when we opened the envelope.

In the last week alone, we have had two very sad referrals. Children fending for themselves going through bins (subsequently now in the care of loving family members) and siblings who were abandoned by their parent and the older sibling has had to take on the parent role.

Horrifying that this is going on in our area. But thanks to funding like this, we can carry on providing weekly food shops for these families

food shop