Is the Methodist Children's charity.
In 1869, a young Methodist minister, Thomas Bowman Stephenson, founded The Children's Home in London. Over time, the charity's work has shifted away from children's homes towards community-based projects like children's centres and intensive family support services to support vulnerable families and try to prevent potential problems. Previously known as the National Children's Home and as NCH, the charity has always been active in promoting the issues that young people and children face to policy and decision makers.
Some things don't change. Today, as Action for Children, the charity continues to support and speak out for children, young people and parents in tough circumstances, still guided by Stephenson's legacy, but facing the challenges of a very different society.
Action for Children Sunday is always celebrated on the second Sunday in July, when a special collection is taken, but anyone can donate at any time through the charity's website or by using Home Collecting Boxes, available from Maureen at church.
External Website: Action for Children