What we're doing
We want to show 30 vulnerable young refugees in London they aren't alone this Christmas, so we're throwing a special Christmas party for them. We need £300 to provide food for our party.
We already have presents to give out, that people have kindly donated, so we just need £300 for some hearty festive food
We need your help
For many vulnerable young refugees and children on their own in London, the only promise of Christmas is that the bad things in their lives will feel much worse. Many are destitute and don't have family to celebrate Christmas with. But this Christmas we want children’s lives to be full of a different kind of promise. By showing children that they aren’t alone and that they have hope, we can make this a Christmas full of promise for vulnerable young people.
We work long term with these young people, helping them access the support they need, including registering with GPs, getting into college, accessing support from social services or the Home Office, and legal advice. We also run regular social activities, and a youth group, where young people can build their confidence, make friends and feel part of a community.
“The Children’s Society is like my family”
No child should feel alone, especially at Christmas. Will you show your support today and help vulnerable young refugees enjoy the promise of Christmas?
“The group helps me not just to build my confidence but also to help me feel happy, being around new friends, sharing ideas, learning English, knowing my rights in the UK, how I can be confident in front of any issues. It's really helpful for me and I feel safe."
Who we are
The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local services, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn. We also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future. Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.