It’s been a busy day in the SHS office this Giving Tuesday. To launch our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, our Head of Family Intervention, Maggie Mitchell, appeared on several radio shows with Laurence Guinness, CEO of The Childhood Trust. The Childhood Trust are generously matching all donations made to the SHS Welfare Fund over the next week, and Maggie and Laurence spoke about the wider issue of child poverty in the UK as well as how donations can support children living in poverty this Christmas.
Research by The Childhood Trust has shown that disadvantaged children in London will receive Christmas presents valued at just £19.55 compared to the average value of £145 spent on children in the UK, highlighting the scale of inequality for children in the capital. Family pets have on average £22 spent on them at Christmas, whilst many of the children being supported by charities in the capital have said they receive nothing at all.
Did you catch Maggie and Laurence on the radio? They appeared on the following channels:
09.45am on ABN Radio
10.45am on Panjab Radio
11.05am on Premier Gospel Radio
11.45am on Spectrum Sino
1pm on The Beat London
2pm on Hayes FM
3rd December, 07.05am on BBC Radio London
Let us know on Twitter at @SHSorguk if you do!