Let's bring back childhood - Get together with loved ones this summer and help bring childhood back to those at risk of losing theirs

The Big Summer DO is all about getting together with friends, family and your community and enjoying all that makes up a traditional, fun, childhood summer – from sharing food to playing outdoors.

It may be a garden party with local bands and a sizzling BBQ or an old-fashioned picnic party with all the family.

Get started - get your Big Summer DO planning guide.

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What your DO can do

Every day, deprivation, neglect and caring responsibilities force children across the country to grow up too soon.

The money you raise at your Big Summer DO will enable us to give these children back their childhoods, children such as Francess.

Read Francess' story and see how your DO makes a big difference.

Tell us about your event

We would love to hear what you have planned so we can give you first-class support and even help promote it if you need.

Register your event now.

Get inspired

Take a look at our ideas for planning your very own Big Summer DO.

family at a summer picnic

Big Summer DO activities

Have a look at some of our fun activities to do at your DO.

Order your Big Summer DO resources

We have balloons, bunting, traditional games, invitations and more to help make your Big Summer DO as stress-free and successful as possible.

Get your free resources.

Pay in your donations

Ensure every penny raised can be used straight away. There are two ways to pay in your donation:

1. If you received a giro when ordering resources, you can pay in money at a bank branch or you can order a Big Summer DO giro by calling 0300 3030 555.

2. Send a cheque made out to The Children’s Society to:

  Big Summer DO
  Edward Rudolf House
  69-85 Margery Street
  WC1X 0JL

  No stamp required.

Order your Big Summer DO resources

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