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5 ways to help a child in need this Christmas

By 9th November 2021December 11th, 2021No Comments



Please support our work through a donation to fund our crucial work over the rest of the year – preventing families from falling into crisis and getting them back on their feet.


Our team of highly skilled and experienced family workers support up to 50 families, intensively, 121 across CB4 at any one time, for on average 6-9 months.  We help the family tackle the underlying causes of problems, connect them into their community and build their resilience and independence.

We work with primary schools to bring families in need under our wing sometimes with short-term practical help and sometimes long-term to deal with all sorts of issues that get in the way of children thriving in school. At this time of year, we are busy speaking to families we know are struggling, to help them this Christmas.

This year has been tough on everyone and as we head into winter things are not about to improve.

But for some of the children and families we work with it’s been particularly hard.

Many families are on zero-hours contracts, reduced hours or have been made redundant. Sadly, even families with two working parents can struggle to make ends meet in Cambridge which remains one of the most divided cities in the UK.

At Christmas time, it’s all too easy to be drawn into debt, guilt takes over, and we all want to make Christmas special for our children.

You can support us NEXT YEAR to do this in several ways –

  • Send a gift for a child
  • Donate a Christmas Dinner Box for a family
  • Buy-one-donate-one on our children’s books developed with Kettle’s Yard – Alfred in the City or the new book for this year Finding Our Story.
  • Contact Cambridge City Foodbank about creating a hamper.

With all of above, we would greatly appreciate you considering also making a donation to support our vital work year-round.