The Master’s Charity for 2020/2021 is The Children’s Society.
I am proud to announce that my chosen charity for my year as Master is The Children’s Society. A Charity that has been committed to helping the most vulnerable children in our society for over 135 years. My personal contact with the Charity goes back to my childhood, helping to raise funds and donating toys to the children in the orphanages, then run by the Charity.
Like me, the Charity has changed significantly and now runs services and campaigns for children facing unimaginable difficulties, the like of which we could not conjure up. The work they do transforms children’s lives.
The project on which I seek your support and giving is a challenging one. It is connected to county lines criminality and the organised crime gangs who use their power and position to groom, recruit and exploit children, often involving high levels of violence. It is challenging because not everyone sees the children as victims, but they are. The Society work directly with actual victims and also with children who are vulnerable to exploitation.
Our partnership with the Charity concerns a project, based in the London Borough of Newham, supporting the work of a dedicated Disrupting Exploitation Worker, with a child in the at-risk category. The work itself will empower the parent or the nearest equivalent, to navigate the child protection processes and referrals to ensure the child is protected and safe.
This cause is worthy of our support and I would ask you to donate generously. Throughout my year, I will be making a Call to Alms for this project and The Children’s Society, but why not donate now.
How to Donate:
Payable to ‘The Plaisterers Charitable Trust’ and referenced ‘CHILDREN’ and sent to the Clerk’s Office.
Account Holder: The Plaisterers Charitable Trust
Sort Code: 60 05 11
Donations made for Michael Shirley’s marathon walk should be referenced ‘CHILDSOC282′.
Thank you for your support.