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

BenevoLent has ended this year but you can still support our work - find out how today.

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!” 

I've given up my bed for 40 days and 40 nights

Dylan, 9 years old, has given up his bed for 40 days and nights to support The Children's Society.

Children scared of knock at door from council bailiffs, report reveals

Councils must stop leaving children frightened and worried by sending aggressive and intimidating bailiffs to knock on the doors of family homes

We can stop council tax debt collection from harming children

70% of parents who have experienced bailiff visits while children are in the home said the bailiff’s behaviour was threatening, scary or aggressive

BenevoLent: I've given up bad carbs for Lent

This year I have decided to give up bad carbs for 40 days. This means, no white bread, anything made with white flour, potatoes and certainly no fast food.

BenevoLent: I've given up quite the list!

Louise has given up everything she can think of for lent this year. She tells us about how she's been finding it.