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

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1082452)

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Situation

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.

Solution

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.