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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…
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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…
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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…

Awards success champions ‘the Spurgeons way’

By Lauren Baldridge | September 11, 2019
With two projects both being shortlisted in two categories, Spurgeons has established a strong presence in this year’s Children & Young People Now Awards. The Saturdads group at Peterborough’s Honeyhill Children’s Centre, which celebrated its 10th Anniversary in August, is…
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Spurgeons to continue support for young carers in Birmingham

By Lauren Baldridge | June 25, 2019
Spurgeons Children’s Charity is delighted to announce it has retained the Birmingham Children’s Trust contract to deliver support services for the city’s young carers, following a successful retender. Having worked with young carers and their families in Birmingham since 2009,…
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The Parent Report 2018

By admin | December 4, 2018
One in 10 parents feel out of their depth all or most of the time Children’s charity Spurgeons warns of ‘parenting crisis’ as cuts reduce support One in 10 (12%) of all British parents with children aged 18 and under…