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could help a young person start a new life after breaking free from a gang.

 

At Spurgeons, we are all about supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families facing huge challenges in their lives.

After Shonelle got caught up in one of the county lines drug gangs sweeping across the UK, she became a known trouble-maker in her community. Skipping school and missing from home, she was soon trapped in a downward spiral of substance and alcohol abuse.

That's when Spurgeons stepped in...

It’s amazing how words of encouragement and dedicated support can change someone's life, but that’s what happened to Shonelle when she was referred to BeLeave - a specialist project run by Spurgeons in the West Midlands.

BeLeave helped Shonelle to develop self-confidence and resilience through one-to-ones, family sessions and group activities expressing Christian values in practical, down-to-earth ways.

Shonelle is a totally different person today!

This confident young woman is working in a solicitor's office and is determined to become a solicitor herself one day. She's in a steady relationship and saving up to buy a house. Best of all, she now has a great relationship with her mum who just can't believe how much she's changed.

Shonelle's story is just the tip of the iceberg

There are more than 100 gangs, organised crime groups and county line drug trafficking operations in Birmingham alone. Girls are particularly vulnerable to exploitation as they're less likely to be stopped by the police.

Spurgeons BeLeave is the only service supporting girls and young women like Shonelle and their families in and around Birmingham.

Please help to change the lives of many more families like Shonelle's by making a gift today. Thank you.

After Shonelle got caught up in one of the county lines drug gangs sweeping across the UK, she became a known trouble-maker in her community. Skipping school and missing from home, she was soon trapped in a downward spiral of substance and alcohol abuse.

That's when Spurgeons stepped in...

It’s amazing how words of encouragement and dedicated support can change someone's life, but that’s what happened to Shonelle when she was referred to BeLeave - a specialist project run by Spurgeons in the West Midlands.

BeLeave helped Shonelle to develop self-confidence and resilience through one-to-ones, family sessions and group activities expressing Christian values in practical, down-to-earth ways.

Shonelle is a totally different person today!

This confident young woman is working in a solicitor's office and is determined to become a solicitor herself one day. She's in a steady relationship and saving up to buy a house. Best of all, she now has a great relationship with her mum who just can't believe how much she's changed.

Shonelle's story is just the tip of the iceberg

There are more than 100 gangs, organised crime groups and county line drug trafficking operations in Birmingham alone. Girls are particularly vulnerable to exploitation as they're less likely to be stopped by the police.

Spurgeons BeLeave is the only service supporting girls and young women like Shonelle and their families in and around Birmingham.

Please help to change the lives of many more families like Shonelle's by making a gift today. Thank you.

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could provide a young carer with a beauty pack to help build their self-esteem.

£15

could provide a journal writing kit to help a young person reflect and make positive changes in their life.

£25

could provide a rock climbing session to boost confidence in a young person leaving a gang.

£75

could pay for a one-to-one counselling session for a young person trying to break free from gang life.

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could pay for a group activity giving hope to a family in crisis.

About Spurgeons

No child should face life's struggles alone

In 1867, Baptist preacher and writer, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, was inspired by his faith to found an orphanage in London, offering vulnerable children care and education. Today, his work continues through Spurgeons Children's Charity.

The way in which we support children and families has changed enormously over 150 years.

We started with six boys and a single 'Matron'. Now, each year we will typically have contact with around 30,000 children and young people and protect hundreds from harm.

At Spurgeons, we believe every child deserves the opportunity to live a happy and hope-filled life; that no child should face abuse, neglect or uncertainty.

We couldn't do this without your support.

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Why support Spurgeons as your Christian charity?

Discover why many individuals, churches and organisations are providing hope to vulnerable children and families with Spurgeons.

I have been interested for many years and applaud all the work that is done to help those in special need - Supporter, September 2020

I have supported Spurgeons for some time and I like the Christian values of the organisation - Supporter, June 2020

I am hopeful that Spurgeons will go on supporting families for a very long time - Supporter, December 2020

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