Embrace Child Victims of Crime

Alfie's Fund

Alfie's Fund supports vulnerable children, young people and their immediate families who have been harmed by serious crime and who have been further disadvantaged by Covid-19. Typically, the families we support are living on the breadline.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166103)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£28,078

Donations

47

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Most of the children we support have suffered sexual abuse, been exploited by online grooming or have witnessed domestic violence - serious crimes which have robbed them of their self-confidence, self-esteem and changed the path of their lives. We know that if these children receive caring support at an early stage, they can learn coping strategies and go on to recover. The potential downward spiral of their life prospects can be arrested...if appropriate support is available.

Solution

We prioritise children and families who have been harmed by crime and who are living in low-income households, often in single parent families. Alfie's Hardship Fund provides what we call the three 'Es' - Essential items of food and clothing in the form of supermarket and shopping vouchers; Educational items to help home study, including tablets and software packages; and Entertainment in the form of Netflix or similar television subscriptions or a family day out.

  • 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 to these children.Please help if you can.

    — Dame Floella Benjamin, DBE DL