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3 ways to help a local child in need this Christmas

By 26th October 2022December 6th, 2022No Comments

We work with local primary schools to bring children in need under our wing.

We help their families deal with all sorts of challenges that can get in the way of children thriving in school.  Sometimes it’s short-term practical help, but often it’s longer, focusing on the root causes of problems. On average it’s 6-9 months intensively – and then we are still around for the long haul to prevent them from slipping back into a crisis should a problem crop up in the future.

From September, we begin talking about Christmas to families we know are struggling.

This year has been tough on so many and as we head into winter things are only going to get worse.

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.  Many families are on zero-hours contracts, reduced hours, or have been made redundant.

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

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

  • Make a donation, or even better, set up a regular donation to help fund our crucial work tackling the root causes of problems facing children we support
  • Send a gift for a local child  APPEAL NOW CLOSED – please donate funds above if you can to support with other needs this holiday period, such as emergency electric and gas top-ups
  • Donate a Christmas Dinner Box from the Cambridge Fruit Company for a local family in need