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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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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Wokingham student wins volunteering award
1 May 2017, 10:11
University student Victoria Taylor from Wokingham has won a prestigious award for her commitment to volunteering at the Invisible Walls project in HMP/YOI Winchester.
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Every Child Week
19 Apr 2017, 13:26
As a national week of hope for every child, we want to join forces with you and pledge to help give vulnerable children living in the UK the chance of a better future.
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Fundraising partnership gives a welcome lift to local children’s charity
6 Apr 2017, 10:21
The Brackley branch of the lift company Stannah Lift Services Ltd, has pledged to raise up to £7,500 to support the work of Spurgeons Children’s Charity, as part of a partnership to mark both their…
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Spurgeons new rebrand draws on its legacy as part of its 150th anniversary
13 Mar 2017, 09:05
Spurgeons Children’s Charity is rebranding as part of its 150th anniversary. The new brand reflects the charity’s commitment to have a strong visibility in a sector that’s undergoing change with the…
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Wiltshire’s Remarkable Children Featured at The Atrium, Trowbridge As Part of Young Carers Awareness Day
8 Mar 2017, 17:01
Four Wiltshire young carers are featured in a video that will be shown as part of an awareness raising initiative by Spurgeon’s children’s charity at The Atrium, County Hall, Trowbridge on Young…
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World Book Day Donation to Help Parents in Prison Turn a Page with Their Children
8 Mar 2017, 17:00
Thousands of books will be given to children and young people visiting their parents in London prisons as part of World Book Day (Thursday 2 March 2017).
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Case Studies

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Protecting an internet whizz
When Sarah realised that her son Jake was an internet whizz, she decided it was time to step up her skills. Jake, who is on the autistic spectrum, has a passion for spending large amounts of time online. Sarah was aware that there were dangers online and that she didn’t have the knowledge to protect her son. She and Jake met with the team at Phoenix and we worked with them both to create an action plan.
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Lifeline for families fleeing abuse
Life can be extremely tough for victims of domestic abuse, especially when children are involved. When Sophie, teenage mum to two-year-old Joshua, was referred to one of our children's centres by social services, she was in a very dark place. Her relationship with Joshua's dad was mentally and psychologically abusive and he was often aggressive. Our work set about turning Sophie and Joshua's lives around. Following the Triple R programme, Sophie is now much more confident and is preparing to volunteer with Spurgeons.
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