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Father and child

When a prison visit saw a father meet his children for the first and last time

By Lauren Baldridge | September 13, 2019
In the latest of our blog series on the importance of supporting dads, a Spurgeons Family Support Worker tells their part in the story of how a final contact visit was arranged for a new father serving a prison sentence…
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Lads Need Dads: Helping boys with absent fathers be the best that they can be

By Lauren Baldridge | August 9, 2019
The latest blog in our ‘father to the fatherless’ series comes from guest blogger Sonia Shaljean. Sonia is founder and managing director of an Essex-based initiative that is getting national attention Founded in 2015 Lads Need Dads is an award-winning…

In praise of a place where dads can be dads

By Lauren Baldridge | July 31, 2019
For the latest in our summer blog series focused on the important role fathers play in children’s lives and the need to support dads, we asked Spurgeons Senior Early Years Practitioner Angie Lovell to tell us about Saturdads, as it…
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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…