There are over 107,000 children in care in the UK, more than ever before. There’s a crisis in the availability of suitable local placements, and that’s having a harmful impact on children. Many young people are moved miles from everything they know, creating feelings of isolation and loneliness which can hit hardest around the Christmas period.
“I usually dread Christmas and I think it exacerbates the grief of missing something I never really had.”
Children are taken into care when it’s not safe for them to stay at home. Whatever a young person has dealt with beforehand, being taken into care is itself traumatic – especially at Christmas. Many young people come through the care system and flourish, but far too many don’t get the stability, love and support they need to heal and to thrive.
Your support is needed more than ever before:
record numbers of children in care in the UK.
of care-experienced young people struggled to afford food last year.
1 in 4
people experiencing homelessness are care-experienced.
To donate over the phone, please call Will in our fundraising team on 07951 155 297.
Please note that we’re a small team so may not be able to answer every call. If you’re able to donate a different way, that’d be appreciated. If your call isn’t answered, please leave a voicemail and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible to accept your donation over the phone.
You can pay in your donation directly into our bank using these details:
Account Name: Become Charity,
Bankers: Unity Trust Bank,
Sort Code: 60-83-01
Account Number: 54000645
If you are considering making a major gift this Christmas and would like to discuss how you could partner with us to change the lives of care-experienced young people, please get in touch with our Director of Fundraising Cerys by emailing [email protected] or calling 07494 052209.
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