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Women and children bearing brunt of ‘lockdown’, Commons committee told

By Samantha Williams | July 9, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is hitting women and children particularly hard. That’s the view of key workers at Spurgeons Children’s Charity, a national charity working with vulnerable children and families across the country, and expressed in written evidence submitted to and…
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152 organisations call on Government to put children at the heart of recovery

By Samantha Williams | June 30, 2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods. They deserve an unprecedented response. We are joining…
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Together we can make a difference

By Samantha Williams | June 5, 2020
Today (5 June) is day 74 of the lockdown. The Coronavirus has dominated our lives for almost three months, but in the last week, the headlines have been dominated by the uncomfortable truth about inequality, prejudice, and the violence it…

Vital family support to continue, thanks to £5k community grant

By Samantha Williams | May 14, 2020
An Elmbridge-based charity that’s already made more than 300 emergency deliveries to 80 local families in need of food and household items has been awarded £5,000 to extend its work during the coronavirus lockdown. Spurgeons, a national children’s charity that…

Charity leads joint support for prisoners and their families in pandemic

By Samantha Williams | May 5, 2020
While a new report* states that “significant threat levels” remain for our prisons from Covid-19 and calls for restrictions to be kept in place till April 2021, a children’s charity continues to lead innovative ways to support both prisoners and…
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Wiltshire families get crafty, thanks to Scrapstore

By Samantha Williams | April 28, 2020
When our Wiltshire Children’s Centres began sharing activity ideas with families online due to the Covid-19 lockdown, they spotted that the more vulnerable and financially stretched families weren’t joining in. This was likely because they did not have access to…

Waitrose charity link brings schoolchildren some seasonal joy in troubled times

By Samantha Williams | April 24, 2020
Children of key coronavirus workers from across East Northamptonshire got a super Easter egg treat, thanks to a partnership between Waitrose, in Rushden and near-neighbours Spurgeons Children’s Charity. While their parents went out to work for the NHS and in…

Those good eggs at Kier team up with Spurgeons to deliver surprise Easter treat for local schoolchildren

By Samantha Williams | April 9, 2020
‘Dream. Believe. Achieve’. That’s the motto of Newton Road School, in Rushden, Northamptonshire where our Spurgeons Head Office is based. This motto came true for more than 60 of their students as they each received their own, totally unexpected, Easter…

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,…