Rhoda kindly hosted our Zoom meeting on 3rd February, when 16 members joined in the virtual meeting.
Jane Foster, a Relationship Manager with The Children’s Society, gave a presentation on the work of the Society and was pleased to answer questions on any aspect of the work.
She emphasized that the ways in which we can help was by giving time, donating, promoting the profile of the Society and through prayer. Many children and young people are in a very dark place at present, particularly with the problems relating to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Society has helped over 10,000 young people in the last year. During the crisis, help has still been available using online therapy and professional support. One of the main problems which the Society is facing involves the exploitation of the young through the so-called County Lines drugs promoting and dealing, a difficult situation because it is countrywide. As the Society is respected by the police the involvement is welcomed. Those helped are encouraged to support one another and voice their feelings and needs through a Gold Team, where the members are allocated funding, which is used to run projects to improve their own and their communities’ lives.
We look forward to seeing or hearing a good number on Wednesday, 3rd March at 7pm, again via Zoom. There will be a presentation by Dale Aitken, a founder and trustee of The Masoyi Trust, which helps orphans in an area of South Africa. The Zoom link will be sent in advance as a reminder.
Please contact me if you have any suggestions or queries.
Trish Law Committee Member Tel: 450407