News

Read on for the latest news from our centres and services, fundraising achievements and stories from the people we’ve helped. Our news shows how we are helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across the country.

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Birmingham project will stop girls getting into gangs
11 Oct 2017, 10:34
A major new initiative to reduce the numbers of girls getting into gangs in Birmingham will be piloted by Spurgeons Children’s Charity.
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Join the big tea party and help change children’s lives
1 Sep 2017, 09:15
We're hosting our first ever afternoon tea party to celebrate 150 years of helping disadvantaged children!
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Birmingham early years public information sessions
1 Sep 2017, 08:34
A series of events is to be held in communities throughout Birmingham to provide information about the new citywide early years health and wellbeing service.
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Christian charity hails new report on strengthening family ties for prisoners
11 Aug 2017, 08:45
Spurgeons Children’s Charity has today welcomed the publication of the Lord Farmer Review, which outlines recommendations on strengthening family ties for prisoners to prevent reoffending and reduce…
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The Spurgeons’ Parent Report 2017
4 Jul 2017, 08:16
The hopes and fears for our children today, Spurgeons urges government, charities, schools and GPs to respond.
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New partnership to deliver Birmingham early years health and wellbeing service
19 Jun 2017, 08:04
Parents, carers and families urged to help shape new model of community-based support.
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Volunteering gives mum the confidence to get back to work
6 Jun 2017, 14:18
An Aylesbury mum is supporting Volunteering Week (1-7 June) after working as a volunteer with Spurgeons Children’s Charity at Southcourt Children’s Centre.
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HMP/YOI Winchester’s Invisible Walls represented at the Queen’s Garden Party
26 May 2017, 08:22
The work of Kerry Longhorn, Service Lead at Invisible Walls HMP / YOI Winchester, has received royal recognition with an invite to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
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Emily Little plans a big walk for children’s charity project at HMP Winchester
18 May 2017, 15:11
Emily Little from Canterbury, is planning to walk 365 miles over 32 days, along the UK’s South West Coastal path to raise money for Spurgeons Children’s Charity.
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New charity partnership to help relieve poverty in Paston
8 May 2017, 09:23
A new advisory service has been launched by Spurgeons Children’s Charity and Citizens Advice Peterborough (CAP) to help reduce poverty in Paston.
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Case Studies

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Coping with Dad in prison
14-year-old Jade was struggling to cope with the fact her father was in prison and it was badly affecting her school work. Spurgeons’ staff noticed her distress during a Family Day visit at HMP Wandsworth and spoke to her mum Carol. Jade was put in touch with a link support worker through her school and was given a support plan and one-to-one sessions to help her understand and develop coping strategies.
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Helping children smile again
Neither Angie nor her one-year-old daughter Amy had much cause to smile. Angie’s partner hurt her and she felt alone, isolated and unable to cope. Following a referral from a health visitor, Spurgeons got involved to help Angie turn her life around. From counselling, to getting Angie and Amy involved in mother and toddler groups, our interventions helped Angie become stronger. She learned how to support her children and give them the life they deserve – and Amy was able to smile and laugh with other children.
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