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“Volunteering is a life-changer”

By Spurgeons | April 5, 2017
As part of our special 150th blog series our guest blogger this week is John Sennett. John is a charity and lifestyle blogger, volunteering influencer, public speaker and creator of John’s Road to Volunteering! He started volunteering four years ago and…
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150 years of hope – a spotlight on children affected by parental imprisonment

By Spurgeons | March 13, 2017
As Spurgeons fast approaches it’s 150th birthday, we’ll be highlighting our work with vulnerable children and families and our 150 years of hope for every child. Here, in the first of a series of guest blogs, Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, talks…
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My Voluntary Experience for Spurgeons at HMP/YOI Winchester

By Spurgeons | March 8, 2017
Adam Alldridge studies Criminology and Psychology at The University of Winchester. As part of Student Volunteering Week Adam has shared his experience of volunteering at our Invisible Walls service in HPM/YOI Winchester. Brief description The ‘Invisible Walls Family Support Service’…
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World Book Day Donation for Children Affected by Imprisonment

By Spurgeons | March 8, 2017
Guest blogger David Kendall has worked from Slough to Siberia, managing projects designed to get people to read, or read more. He has specialised in hard-to-reach groups such as offenders, substance abusers, Looked After Children, and families in temporary housing.…