Marking the start of Advent with a royal visit
On 1 December 2015, we marked the start of Advent with a special Advent Service at Lambeth Palace, London in the presence of the charity’s Royal President Her Royal Highness (HRH) The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO.
Advent: God’s ways are not to give leftovers
The Christmas story - of God abiding with us - is one of extravagant generosity. Mark Russell calls us to reflect this extravagant generosity in the everyday actions that make up our life.
Advent: Somewhere in between
Esther’s poem, based on Psalm 25, reminds us why it’s important to take some time to reflect during Advent.
10 things we learnt about carol singing last year
We asked our supporters what advice they would give future carol singers, here we share 10 things we learnt to make any event perfect.
Everyone dressed like me during our Santa Run
Guest blogger Santa Claus writes about why he participates in an annual Santa Run, and why you should join him and thousands of fellow Santas in a run this year.
The most rewarding experience I've had
Children in care often lack consistent adult support, leaving them vulnerable to further neglect or abuse, but our volunteer independent visitor scheme matches a trained adult with a child in care
Giving back as a volunteer
This Student Volunteering Week we have been talking to some of our student volunteers to find out how they support the children and young people we work with. Olivia is a Psychology student at Manchester Metropolitan University who has been volunteering as a befriender with The Children’s Society.
BenevoLent: Carry your cross with courage
Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection.
Looking backwards and forwards
Advent readings invite us to look backwards and forwards in many ways, Paula Gooder writes.
Singing at the Young Carers Festival was one of the most amazing experiences of my life
'I wrote Shy to Be Human about a part of my life that I have both struggled with and have been blessed by'