The Children's Society
THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
The sum raised this year through The Children's Society house box scheme amounted to £1077. A little less than the previous years total of £1234 (2013) but again the magical figure of £1000 is reached. The Children's Society is extremely grateful to all those who contributed.
The house boxes are opened in January every year. Starting with the boxes taken to the Christingle Service (this year December 14th) then those handed in at subsequent services to the Church Wardens. I also do house calls. If you would like a house box and be part of this group please see me in Church or call me on 01691 659265.
Your donations help The Children's Society to continue working to help improve the lives of all disadvantaged children.
The work of the Children's Society
For 46 years, churches and schools across the country have improved the lives of children in poverty by raising money at Christingle services. Yet the problem of childhood poverty is still with us. By joining in the Christingle celebrations and raising money at our local event, you help improve the lives of children who need our support.
The social and emotional consequences of poverty can be severe and often lead to a loss in the hope and belief that things can get better. We are spreading the message about these children's needs and are fighting for change.
With your support, the Children’s Society has helped fight childhood poverty for more than 130 years. Recently, we've seen the rates of children in poverty fall. Poverty has been falling recently but it is projected to rise to higher rates than ever in 2020/21. We refuse to stand back and let this happen.
The money you raise makes a difference to the lives of children and young people as we support them to make the story of their childhood a better one. For many of the children we work with, that means going from poverty to sufficiency, from stigma to acceptance, and from harm to safety.
This could not happen without your support and that of churches and schools up and down the country. Together, we’re making the greatest possible lasting change for children and their families.
N.B. Christingle collecting ‘candles’ and envelopes are available in church and should be brought back to
the service as your offering to the work of the Children’s Society. Thankyou.
The orange – represents the world
The red ribbon – indicates the love and blood of Christ
The dried fruits and sweets – symbols of God’s creations
The lit candle – symbolises Jesus, the light of the world