Westminster Befriend a Family

Bringing Christmas to life

For many families living in Westminster Christmas is just another day. 70% of our families are homeless living on extremely low income. They deserve a happy Christmas. We want to host a Christmas party for all our families and give out presents to disadvantaged children.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1082452)

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We support some of the most vulnerable children in Westminster, many of these have been refered by social services with history of domestic violence. We want to ensure these children have a festive Christmas. 50% of these children are suffering from illness or development issues. 45% of these children are carers for their ill parents and need a break. 80% of the families are refugees or migrants who are socially isolated in a new country 95% are living in a one parent workless family.


Through this Christmas themed party, children will be given presents and play games. This will give them a chance at enjoyable normalising activities. Families who are finding integrating difficult will be able to improve their social lives and communication skills through interacting with others in a safe environment. Disadvantaged children homeless children whose Christmases are normally difficult will be given presents and take part in games to develop their confidence.