Christingle has been helping to change the lives of children for almost half a century.
Christingle has played a vital role in supporting our work with vulnerable and disadvantaged children for the past 47 years. In that time, the issues facing children and young people may have changed, but our determination to be there providing help and support has remained the same.
Right now, more than 16,500 children are at high risk of sexual exploitation by predatory adults. Sexual exploitation results in serious suffering and harm. As well as the immediate harm resulting from abuse, sexual exploitation has damaging long term impacts on children’s mental health, physical health and development. Evidence shows that sexual abuse can lead to a range of long term issues including self-harm, eating disorders, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The funds raised from Christingle events are absolutely vital in helping us to continue tackling this issue. By providing direct, one-to-one support, we have been able to help thousands of children and young people move on from the effects of suffering harm and abuse, to taking positive steps in their lives.
As well as providing direct, one-to-one support for these children, our policy team is also working to lobby and influence decision makers, to ensure that these children are kept safe from harm and provided with the support they need to move on with their lives.
Read more about what we are doing to help abused and exploited children.