The Children First Alliance is determined to be about actions, not just words.
You will no doubt have seen reports about holiday hunger. Hard-pressed families struggle during the school holidays when free school meals are unavailable and those in work on low pay also have to cope with child care costs. Government has at least recognised there is a problem and have some very limited pilot projects in place to run for two years however many of the most affected areas had their bids turned down. We have therefore committed to pilot projects of our own where the need is greatest in Tower Hamlets, North Bristol and Blackpool for the 2020 summer holidays.
We will shortly begin a fundraising drive to finance these projects. Individual donations from £500 and donations from organisations from £4,000 will be sought. We will contact you again about this. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor I would be happy to brief you more fully. If you are considering making a charitable donation over Christmas please consider this. For organisations, this would be an excellent way to fulfil your CSR commitment.
In support of this initiative our President, Baroness (Frances) D’Souza, is introducing a Private Members Bill requiring Government to address the problem nationally.