Coram receive cheque as local parents group ‘Charity of the Year’
Children’s charity Coram has been presented with a cheque for £1,500 by local parents group, Ealing 135.
Coram, which provides children’s centre activities in Ealing, was chosen by the group as their charity for the year, for their services to families.
At Ealing 135’s Christmas Fair, the Mayor of Ealing presented Coram’s Charlene Edwards, who manages the children’s centre service in the borough, with the cheque, in celebration of their fundraising efforts throughout the year.
Ealing 135, which has running in the borough since 1972, held events such as their Annual Spring Fair, fun days, nearly new sales, and a range of children’s activities to help drum up funds.
Charlene Edwards said: “We’re honoured that local parents wanted Coram as their charity of the year. We do feel very much part of this community, and it’s very generous of Ealing 135 to choose to give something back to us.”
Coram, which was founded in 1739 as the first children’s charity, provides intensive support to more than 15,000 children, young people and families each year, and reaches a further 800,000 school children through educational programmes. Coram’s specialist services include adoption and Coram Life Education, which both operate and are open to Ealing families and schools. Coram also champions creative therapies and support for young people and families.
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Coram has been providing better chances for children since 1739, through adoption, education and a wide range of other programmes to support children and families.
This is not the first time Coram has amalgamated with another charity. In 2009, Coram successfully partnered with the charity Life Education, taking a 75 per cent membership stake in Life Education, but enabling the charity to retain its own identity and culture. Coram Life Education continues to go from strength to strength, benefitting from Coram’s infrastructure, financial and fundraising capacity and opportunities for joint project working.
Coram’s adoption service has one of the highest placement success rates in the country. The charity has been pioneering Concurrent Planning for more than 10 years, which involves close working with the courts to achieve consistent care for vulnerable children. Concurrent Planning involves babies being placed with specialist foster carers while their long-term future is being decided, so that babies who cannot return to their birth parents can be adopted by those foster carers, avoiding unnecessary and often traumatic disruption.
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Coram Children's Legal Centre (C CLC) is an independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. CCLC provides legal advice and representation to children, young people, their carers and professionals throughout the UK.
CCLC opened in 1981 and is staffed by lawyers and professionals with experience in child, family and education law. We are funded by grants from central Government and charitable trusts.