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Fatherhood today – a golden age or time of crisis?

By Lauren Baldridge | July 9, 2019
Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy told Parliament, last month, that she had to choose between being an MP or a mother now that she was pregnant. This shone a bright light on the low take up (1% last year) of shared…
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Brave Lesley still flying high for Spurgeons!

By Lauren Baldridge | July 3, 2019
Former Spurgeons employee Lesley Blount went big with her celebrations to mark reaching 70 this year. Here Lesley blogs for us on her skydive from 10,000ft above Salisbury Plain, raising funds for Spurgeons and another charity close to her heart……
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Who will remember you when forget-me-knots have withered?

By Lauren Baldridge | June 28, 2019
In the second of our blog series on the importance of dads to children’s development, Spurgeons Chief Executive Ross Hendry presents our founder, renowned Victorian Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon, as a timeless role model, ‘Father to the Fatherless’ Last…
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Prison dads line up to speak from the heart

By Lauren Baldridge | June 12, 2019

In the first of a Spurgeons summer blog series focused on the importance of dads and positive role models to children’s development, Spurgeons PR Manager Jeremy Waterfield previews Father’s Day (16 June) by reflecting on a memorable recent visit to one of our prison family support services… as it urgently seeks funding to continue its transformational work.

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The ‘ordinary’ Christian woman who left an extraordinary legacy of love

By admin | September 10, 2018
Sara Willcocks, head of marketing and communications, gives an account of how one ‘ordinary’ woman left an enduring mark on the world: The story of Spurgeons Children’s Charity began in 1867; and was initially started as an orphanage for ‘fatherless’…
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Parent Reports

By admin | July 4, 2017
By Paul Ringer, Deputy Chief Executive To be in our child’s memories in the future we need to ensure we are emotionally present in their lives today It seems to me that it is not just the words of the…
Report on the growing problem of children going hungry

‘Alarming and inspiring’ sums up the findings of a report on the growing problem of children going hungry in the school holidays.

By admin | April 28, 2017
I agree.  Hungry Holidays published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger is a disturbing, even distressing read ‒ the reasons behind holiday hunger, the links with child poverty and the impact on children’s lives…But there are also strong grounds for hope…
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“Volunteering is a life-changer”

By admin | April 5, 2017
As part of our special 150th blog series our guest blogger this week is John Sennett. John is a charity and lifestyle blogger, volunteering influencer, public speaker and creator of John’s Road to Volunteering! He started volunteering four years ago and…
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150 years of hope – a spotlight on children affected by parental imprisonment

By admin | March 13, 2017
As Spurgeons fast approaches it’s 150th birthday, we’ll be highlighting our work with vulnerable children and families and our 150 years of hope for every child. Here, in the first of a series of guest blogs, Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, talks…