Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Alfie's Hardship Fund

We are raising funds to help children who have been harmed by crime and who are now living in households where there is little or no income as a result of Covid-19 measures.

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Donations open 11:00 AM, 23 June 2020 to 5:00 PM, 3 July 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166103)

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£31,124

Donations

167

Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • “We’re all affected by the Covid-19 measures, none more so than the young victims of serious crime who now find themselves living in poverty-stricken households. ‘Alfie’s Fund is important because it will deliver much-needed food and clothing. Where they are being home-schooled, we’ll also help su

    — Floella Benjamin

Situation

We already work with children and young people who have been harmed by crime - we are now aware of many families who, as a result of Coronavirus, have been plunged into poverty as a result of loss of household income. We are also aware of the increased calls to police reporting domestic violence and that many children are living in difficult, tense environments with no relief in sight.

Solution

Our Family Support Packages are aimed at providing some relief for these families. Each package is tailored to the needs of the family and the number of children. Items are centred around the three 'Es' - Essentials, Educational and Entertainment, and they include supermarket vouchers, educational items to aid home schooling as well as toys and activities for lockdown amusement. We will also provide the means for a young person to receive emotional support if it is needed.