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Prison dads line up to speak from the heart

In the first of a Spurgeons summer blog series focused on the importance of dads and positive role models to children’s development, Spurgeons PR Manager Jeremy Waterfield previews Father’s Day (16 June) by reflecting on a memorable recent visit to one of our prison family support services… as it urgently seeks funding to continue its transformational work.

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The ‘ordinary’ Christian woman who left an extraordinary legacy of love

Sara Willcocks, head of marketing and communications, gives an account of how one ‘ordinary’ woman left an enduring mark on the world: The story of Spurgeons Children’s Charity began in 1867; and was initially started as an orphanage for ‘fatherless’…

Report on the growing problem of children going hungry

‘Alarming and inspiring’ sums up the findings of a report on the growing problem of children going hungry in the school holidays.

I agree.  Hungry Holidays published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger is a disturbing, even distressing read ‒ the reasons behind holiday hunger, the links with child poverty and the impact on children’s lives…But there are also strong grounds for hope…

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150 years of hope – a spotlight on children affected by parental imprisonment

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

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’…