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Important Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

By Samantha Williams | March 19, 2020
Spurgeons will continue to provide support for vulnerable children and families These are challenging times for us all. There is no way of knowing how long it will be before things return to normal. However, Spurgeons colleagues, employees and volunteers,…

Work by Sussex artist features in award-winning prison Visitors’ Centre

By Samantha Williams | March 12, 2020
A new Visitors’ Centre at HMP Lewes will receive a High Sheriff’s Award, this month, for “establishing a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a place that can be frightening for visitors.” These are the words of Mrs Violet Hancock,…

Series of reports shines light of hope on prisons and family support

By Samantha Williams | March 3, 2020
The received picture of life in today’s prisons is very negative, painted by so many stories of overcrowding, drugs, self-harming, suicides and violence. Yet a pattern has emerged of something more positive – the visitor centres and family support services…
Young carer and support worker

New funding backs Spurgeons’ work with West Midlands youth

By Samantha Williams | March 2, 2020
Spurgeons is set to enhance the services its West Midlands youth projects can offer, thanks to some hard fund raising work and the generosity of a number of new grants and trusts. Our Young Carers services in Birmingham and Wolverhampton…
Holding Hands

Major funding boost for prison family support project

By Jeremy Waterfield | February 4, 2020
A programme at HMP Winchester that works to improve the lives of children and families affected by imprisonment has received a major funding boost. Invisible Walls, run by Spurgeons Children’s Charity, supports fathers to improve their parenting skills and build…

Magical children’s theatre tour packs out in West Wiltshire!

By Jeremy Waterfield | January 22, 2020
Rehearsals are underway for a ‘sold-out’ theatre show coming to West Wiltshire, next month. Spurgeons Children’s Charity and its West Wiltshire Children’s Centre team are working with Travelling Light Theatre Company to present three performances of a sensory playground and…
Show presentation of 176th Baby Bundle

Wiltshire communities donate ‘Baby Bundle’ items for local mums

By Jeremy Waterfield | January 22, 2020
Spurgeons marked the third Christmas season for its Together for Families programme in Wiltshire by delivering its 176th ‘Baby Bundle’, to a young mother-to-be from Trowbridge. A Baby Bundle for an unborn baby includes items such as nappies, cotton wool,…

Boost for prison reading project takes more dads and children into a world of gruffaloes, moles and giraffes

By Jeremy Waterfield | January 8, 2020
A new partnership between a prison reading scheme promoted by Spurgeons Children’s Charity, a community children’s book group, a local book shop and East Sussex County Council has proved a major boost in spreading the joy of reading between fathers…

Spurgeons to deliver new early help service for Surrey families

By Lauren Baldridge | October 28, 2019
Spurgeons Children’s Charity is set to deliver a new £2.5m Family Centre service in partnership with Surrey County Council in the borough of Elmbridge. A three-year contract, which may be extended for a further two years, has been awarded to…