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Wiltshire families get crafty, thanks to Scrapstore

By Spurgeons | 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 Spurgeons | 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 Spurgeons | 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 Spurgeons | 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,…

Work by Sussex artist features in award-winning prison Visitors’ Centre

By Spurgeons | March 12, 2020
A new Visitors’ Centre at HMP Lewes will receive a High Sheriff’s Award, this month, for “establishing a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a place that can be frightening for visitors.” These are the words of Mrs Violet Hancock,…

Series of reports shines light of hope on prisons and family support

By Spurgeons | March 3, 2020
The received picture of life in today’s prisons is very negative, painted by so many stories of overcrowding, drugs, self-harming, suicides and violence. Yet a pattern has emerged of something more positive – the visitor centres and family support services…
Young carer and support worker

New funding backs Spurgeons’ work with West Midlands youth

By Spurgeons | 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…