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Remember a Charity Week

September 06, 2021


Today marks the start of Remember a Charity Week, and SFCS is taking the opportunity to encourage our friends and supporters to consider leaving a legacy to support vulnerable children and their families in the years to come.

Remember A Charity Week raises awareness of the importance of gifts in Wills to good causes across the UK. It provides an opportunity for everyone to take a moment to consider leaving a gift to charity in their Will, after providing for family and friends.

Every year in England up to 4,000 children are waiting to be adopted. These children will have faced many more challenges than most.  SFCS finds these children adoptive parents who can offer them a secure family life where they are loved and protected.  Adopters are special people, but in order to ensure that their children feel safe and secure, they often need help. We offer lifelong support to our families, to ensure that every child can achieve their full potential as they grow up.

It costs us over £500 per day to fund our range of holistic post-adoption support services, including: one-to-one support consultations; Theraplay® sessions for individual children; specialised therapeutic sessions for families; family events to help children build social skills, self-esteem and confidence; therapeutic training workshops for parents.

Our support services aim to ensure that vulnerable children settle and thrive in their new families, and reach their full potential as they grow up.  We don’t receive funding from the government for our support services. To keep them going, we rely on funds raised by our donors and supporters, including those who generously leave us a legacy.

SFCS have been supporting vulnerable children for over 150 years. Leaving a gift in your Will, no matter how big or small, will help us deliver our promise to invest in and care for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, and help them reach their full potential.

You’ll find more information about leaving a gift in your will to SFCS here.  The Remember a Charity website is also full of useful information for anyone who is thinking about making or updating their will, or leaving a legacy to support the charities which are important to them.

Thank you for your ongoing support.


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