Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Charity for the Children: Black and White Charity Ball

One of the dearest people I have met in my travels through SL is Seraphin Clary, we belong to the Tossa Allen is a Pigheaded Goon Society from our days escorting at a small club. She has been unfailingly good to others, so much that she is the only person in sl that I call "sweetness." Now she is doing it again by helping with the Black and White Charity Ball, to raise money to help children. This is a girl who went two weeks without work here on SL, and someone who has given her last linden to help someone else more than once.

She sends me this, and of course, I have to put it up in its entirety. If you want to help, or attend, then contact Shay Savon in world for details

Many of you have asked for Information on the Charity - National Children's Home (NCH) - I have quoted this info below directly from the website, www.nch.org.uk - where you can go for even more information, but here are the basics.

"NCH one of the UK's leading children's charities, helping children achieve their full potential. Through our services we support some of the UK's most vulnerable and excluded children and young people.

NCH was founded in 1869 and known for many years as the National Children’s Home. We are now known as NCH, the children’s charity.

The children, young people and families we work with face difficulties such as poverty, disability and abuse.

NCH runs more than 500 projects for some of the UK's most vulnerable and excluded children and young people, and their families, supporting over 160,000 people at children's centres throughout the UK.

We also promote social justice by lobbying and campaigning for change.

Today, NCH is the leading UK provider of family and community centres, children's services in rural areas, services for disabled children and their families, and services for young people leaving care.

Your charity legacy will help our work with over 160,000 children, young people and families, including disabled children and their families, children who have suffered abuse, young people who are homeless and young carers who look after sick or disabled family members.

We currently run over 500 projects across the UK. It’s through this work that we strive to realise the full potential of every child and young person. Legacies are vital to this work as they help us plan our projects now and into the future.

Figures for 2005–06

* NCH has nearly 500 services.
* NCH helps over 85,000 children and young people across the UK.
* NCH helps over 160,000 children, young people and their families across the UK.
* NCH has been supporting children and young people affected by poverty, disability, abuse or neglect for over 135 years. Today we are the UK’s leading children’s charity, working with more than 140,000 vulnerable children, young people and their families each year.

The areas in which we work

Adoption: projects finding permanent new families for children separated from their birth families

Disability: residential short breaks, specialist play and education opportunities for children and support for families

Early Years and Family Support: Local projects supporting children, parents and other carers through services such as practical parenting courses, advice and information services, after school activities and holiday play schemes.

Education: special schools and support services for children who are struggling to cope with mainstream schooling or those who are not attending school at all.

Family Placement: Foster care projects and shared care services linking disabled children with part-time home based carers

Health and well-being: counselling and mental health projects, projects for children with life threatening illnesses and for those caring for a sick or disabled relative, and services for children at risk of sexual exploitation or drug use.

Participation and Children’s rights: children’s rights and advocacy services, family mediation for separating parents, and mentoring and befriending services for vulnerable children

Residential Services: residential family centres that help families in crisis, residential homes for children in care or young people in trouble, and short residential breaks for disabled children.

Youth Services: Leaving care and youth homelessness projects, youth justice projects and Children’s Fund programmes "

~National Childrens Home Website

Once again, Thank you ALL so much for your interest in assisting with this event.

1 comment:

  1. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it
    Help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"!