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Creating memorable Christmas traditions doesn’t have to be expensive. The best memories are made when we feel connected to the people we love. Read more for 10 fun family activities that are sure to make the festive season really special for the children in our lives…
All that we consider important (our values and beliefs) are brought to life through the traditions in our families, whether it’s planning an event, cooking a special meal, or celebrating a birthday. These types of activities are opportunities for children to connect with their family history, culture, and heritage, fostering a sense of identity and belonging.
In the face of insurmountable pressure, vulnerable children and young people find themselves increasingly isolated. Yet, amidst this challenging landscape, a beacon of hope remains clear: the critical role of support services accessed by these households.
A great deal of pressure is placed on Headteachers and classroom teachers to cajole children into school when, in reality, the people with the greatest amount of influence in a child’s life are their parents and carers. One way to relieve the burden on schools to keep child numbers up is to support parents who are struggling to send their children to school.
On Saturday 16 September, Kids Matter will be taking part in London’s Great River Race for the first time. As much as this is an incredible (and fun!) fundraising opportunity to support our vision to see every child in need raised in a strong family, the race route itself has deep significance for us as an organisation.
“Liverpool has been voted as one of the UK’s friendliest cities and is now my home. Yet the high highs can mask some low lows. We have many needs as a region and we also have amazing people joining together to help support those who need it.”
Read more: Why giving monthly makes the biggest impact
According to The State of Modern Philanthropy 2019 report, people who give monthly are thought to provide charities with 440% more financial return over their lifetime than one-off donors. Wow!
Read more: Why focusing on parental wellbeing in the first 1001 days can improve a child’s outcomes
What makes Babies Matter unlike many other traditional ante/postnatal support is that the emphasis isn’t just on how to look after a baby but rather takes a bigger picture look at the factors that will influence outcomes for that child, including parental wellbeing and the relationship between those actively involved in parenting.
Read more: Babies Matter has officially launched!
Babies Matter is a 6-week parenting programme for new and expectant parents who are facing disadvantages. Run by a trained peer facilitator, the programme aims to help parents to lay the foundations needed in order to raise their children in a strong family.
Read more: How we spend your money
It’s important to us that our supporters know that we’re spending our funding wisely – we want to be transparent about how we use your donations to reduce the impact of poverty on children in need.