Only Children and Drunks Tell the Truth – Part 1

When we are young, falling down is second nature. We are taught to get up, brush ourselves off and try again. If someone pushed us down…we are taught to forgive, forget and that tomorrow is another day. As children, the whole world is a playground; some days we are suffocated … Continue reading

Photography Studio Launches a Snappy Appeal

A photography studio in Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, spent last weekend clicking away to raise money so that families can stay close by to their child when they are being treated in hospital – and has already raised a brilliant £110. Suffolk based Lighthouse Studios kick started their fundraising efforts recently … Continue reading

Abseil Dare Devils Wanted for Historic Fundraiser

Action for Children is on the look out for dare devils in Cambridge to make history on Saturday 24 September, and abseil down Great St. Mary’s Church to raise cash for vulnerable children, young people and families. The event is the first time a fundraising abseil has been held at the church … Continue reading

Stevenage Family’s Son’s Plight Eased by Local Charity Support

Our son Travis was born at 24 weeks old in our local hospital in Luton and Dunstable.  A few weeks after the birth though it became apparent to the doctors that something wasn’t right and he was in severe pain in his stomach. At only two and a half weeks … Continue reading

Children’s Charity Wants Local Businesses to Sleep Rough for Annual Fundraiser

Action for Children is calling on local business in Cambridge to help raise money to tackle youth homelessness by signing up for this year’s Byte Night. The event takes place on Friday 7 October and sees members of the business community spending a night sleeping outdoors atCambridge Science Park to raise money for the children’s … Continue reading

Children’s Charity Awarded Cambridgeshire Short Breaks Contract

Children’s charity Action for Children will be providing residential short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Cambridgeshire The charity, which provides similar short break services across the UK, will be delivering the new service for Cambridgeshire County Council, in partnership with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. It will … Continue reading

Hundreds Sign Up for Family Fun Day at Grafham Water Centre

Over 450 people will be making a splash at Grafham Water Centre, on Saturday 6 August, for a special family day for local disabled children and their families. The family fun day, which runs from 10:30am to 4:30pm, will give disabled children the chance to make use of new facilities … Continue reading

East End Celebrity Goes Fishing for Funds

The second annual Big Fish event looks set to be a big catch in raising money for local charity, The Sick Children’s Trust, with special guest actor Scott Maslen bringing star quality to the day. Held at Great Linford Lakes in Buckinghamshire on September 3, the event is being organised … Continue reading

Norwich Family’s Daughter’s Plight Eased by Local Charity Support

This week, City Connect reports on a family from Norwich who was supported by the Sick Children’s Trust. One afternoon last summer, our 15 year old daughter Jade complained of feeling unwell. Over the following days her face began to swell up and she developed a pain in her leg … Continue reading

Innovative Disability Project Huntingdon

An innovative disability project in Huntingdon is holding a volunteer day on, Saturday 2 July, to encourage people to support and help make a huge difference to a disabled child’s life. The Inclusion Project Cambridgeshire, which is ran by leading charity Action for Children, is holding the event, from 10:30am to … Continue reading