From life-threatening accident to cycling 100 miles for charity

David Ayre, our Policy Officer, was involved in a serious car accident that threatened his life last year. Remarkably he is now planning a 100 mile charity bike ride - and he’s still not given up hope of a place in Great Britain’s 2016 Olympic team!

Knock knock. Who’s there?

Liz Baddaley reflects on the impact of council tax debt on children.

Care leavers struggle with council tax debts

'Every day, my work shows me how important it is to raise awareness of the challenges care leavers face as they leave the care system, particularly with money and avoiding debt.'

Abu – An award-winning inspiration

Abu Alamer, 21, from Coventry, receive an award at Over the Rainbow for his outstanding contribution to helping other young refugees who have been forced to flee their country.

Thank you for supporting BenevoLent

Now that Lent has finished, we want to say thank you to everyone who participated in BenevoLent this year. We really appreciate your efforts and know it must not have been easy at times. 

The end of Lent and my BenevoLent challenge

Hooray we made it! My BenevoLent challenge is over and Easter is here at long last. 

I gave up sugar so I am really looking forward to all the chocolate eggs I'm going to get this weekend. But before I open my Easter eggs there's one very important final step: donating the savings I made to The Children's Society. 

Perfect recipes for an Easter Bake and Brew

With Easter just around the corner, The Children Society's resident baker Owain shares some of his recipes and tips for a perfect Bake and Brew.

'I’ve always been a keen baker, especially when I’ve got some free time on the weekends. To celebrate the run up to Easter I made Simnel cakes as well as chocolate Easter nests. Many hands make light work, so I got my nephew involved in the baking to celebrate this special and reflective time of year. 

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Not you guys, apparently. However, clowns, stormy weather and er, nuns did make the list when we asked you to share what scares you in the lead up to the launch of our Debt Trap campaign.

BenevoLent: Hope wins

Over Lent we’re offering weekly suggestions for prayer, action and reflection on the gospel passages. This week we’re reflecting on Mark 15.1-39, (40-47)  and the promise of new life:

"Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way [Jesus] breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”