Families for Children wins £1,000 Movement for Good award

Families for Children has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public. 

Families for Children was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer. 

Families for Children is the only Voluntary Adoption Agency in the South West, with 26 years of experience placing some of society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. The agency specialises in offering exceptional adoption support, putting vulnerable children and their adoptive families at the heart of everything we do. All of the children we place have suffered various forms of abuse, neglect and trauma. Our support and intervention aids a child to recover from these early years experiences. 

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. Families for Children was one more than 7,000 charities which were nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost. 

Fundraising Manager Tracy Ebbrell said “We are delighted to have been successful and awarded one of the gifts of £1000. We are so grateful to all of the individuals that took the time to nominate us and fill in the online form. On behalf of all our children and families our sincerest thanks. Our work is quite simply life-changing for so many children who have experienced trauma in their early years. We truly believe every child deserves the right to a loving and secure family.”  

Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said:  “As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”

Facts about Families for Children

  1. Families for Children is the only Voluntary Adoption Agency in the SW. 
  2. The charity is solely reliant on voluntary donations to provide a life-time of adoption support. 
  3. Families for Children specialise in placing the most complex and harder to place children, older children, sibling groups or those with complex, special needs.
  4. For more information visit www.familiesforchildren.org.uk 

 

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