Christmas for Britain’s forgotten children

December 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

by Claire McEneaney

It’s a week before Christmas now and in the midst of all the festive madness, I find myself being reflective about the year just gone and the year ahead. This year I’ve been thinking mostly about how fortunate I have been and how lucky I am.

There are many families in Britain who are struggling to cope with the demands of day-to-day living, nevermind buying presents, putting up a tree, and playing games with their children. I found out about a really great initiative today from Kids Company. They are putting on a Christmas party for 3000 of Britain’s ‘forgotten children ‘. These children come from disadvantaged backgrounds and are trying to cope through difficult childhoods. They desperately need to be shown that there are people who care about them, so Camila Batmanghelidjh from Kids Company is trying to raise money for games, activities, Christmas lunch and a present for each child.

Christmas is supposed to be about giving – I think sometimes in the whirlwind of the festive season we forget that. So this year, I think it would be great if we could show our support for some of these children. You can donate here http://apps.facebook.com/kidschristmasparty/

For more information on Kids Company you can visit: http://www.kidsco.org.uk/

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Entry filed under: Education & Children's Services, Third Sector Innovation.

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