We are lucky to have the support of celebrities who give voice and visibility to the work that we do.
Jo Whiley supports our Hidden photo exhibition
Young carers: Jo Whiley, Jade Ewen and Richard McCourt
Jo Whiley, Jade Ewen and Richard McCourt are supporting Hidden, an exhibition of fantastic photos of some of the 166,000 children in England who are young carers.
Read Jo's blog, 'Being a young carer has made me the person I am'
Read Jade's blog, Being a young carer made me stronger than I realised
Misha B, Jo Joyner and more
An impressive array of celebrities have supported of our work recently, including:
- Misha B, who backed our work in Greater Manchester
- Jo Joyner backed our summer fundraising campaign
- . . . and so did Bill Bailey, Alain de Botton and Rankin
- Lurine Cato supported Christingle
- Linda Nolan, Shannon Ledbetter and Rev Kate Bottley supported our Revs on a Rollercoaster fundraising project
And many more celebrities have generously supported our work.
Meet more of our celebrity supporters
Rev. Kate Bottley
Early in 2015, Kate Bottley supported Show Some Warmth, which aims to help children in families facing energy debt.
Kate said: 'I support the work of The Children's Society because so many children are in desperate situations and need in the UK. The Children’s Society works with vulnerable and needy families providing not only immediate basic essentials but long term solutions and help.'
Queens Park Rangers and England footballer Shaun Wright-Phillips is supporting our Intergenerational Community Cohesion Project in Greenwich. The project is running a competition on Facebook to highlight the positive experiences older and young people have of living together in the community.
Shaun said: 'This is a great project which highlights how young and old can inspire each other. It also demonstrates the valuable work of The Children’s Society to help young people shine and it gives them the chance to improve their own communities.'
The intergenerational project works throughout Greenwich to address perceptions of young and older people. By understanding their worries and concerns, the project helps to ease some of the tensions that exist across the generations.
For more information visit the Intergenerational Community Cohesion Project in Greenwich website.
Former EastEnders actress and Home Office youth adviser on knife crime, Brooke Kinsella, visited The Tees Valley Children's Society project to talk to project workers and young people, and see first-hand the impact that restorative justice approaches are having on the community.
Brooke said 'It is great to see how these people have got some closure by using these measures. Visiting schemes and talking to people who have both committed crime and been victims of crime has really opened my mind'. You can support Brooke's work to stop knife crime by joining her Facebook group.
Writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist Lucy Beresford supported the launch of The Good Childhood Report 2013 that shows the happiness of this country’s children is in decline, with teenagers experiencing particularly low well-being.
So far, 42,000 children and young people have taken part in our ground-breaking research programme into the quality of children's lives - as rated by children themselves.
Lucy said 'This report challenges the stereotype of the "grumpy teenager" which can often mask underlying and serious issues that young people struggle with and are afraid to share. The report shows that teenagers are currently having a particularly hard time with concerns over school, autonomy and choice and their appearance.
This is a wake-up call and provides us with a reminder that it is incredibly important that we listen to and take seriously what teenagers and all children tell us about their lives and well-being'.