Our appeal was open between 19 and 26 June and we are delighted to announce that we have raised an incredible £33,000, and still counting! This included a generous £10,000 match funding amount from the Bloomfield Trust – who fund our SEND work, towhom we are truly grateful. A huge thank you from all of us to you if you were able to support the Appeal.
Your support comes at a critical time, as families face increasing pressures at home which have significant knock-on effects on children’s school attendance. Our appeal was a great opportunity to share the ways our tailored support enabled children and their families to overcome the barriers to good school attendance and engagement, and build strength and resilience for the future.
Presenting the appeal, our patron Lady Sophie Windsor shared Matthew’s story, a young person facing multiple complex issues at home, and who was only attending school one day per week before being referred to School-Home Support. His story shows the complexity of challenges some families face and the layers of bespoke help School-Home Support provides to get families back on their feet, and children back into school and ready to learn.
Did you miss our appeal? You can listen to a recording of our broadcast in full here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0018frg
If you didn’t have chance to donate during the appeal but you would still like to then you can do so directly through our website here: https://www.schoolhomesupport.org.uk/support-us/donate/