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Lads Need Dads: Helping boys with absent fathers be the best that they can be

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…
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Prison dads line up to speak from the heart

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

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’…
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.

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…