As Children on the Edge work with partners to respond to the needs of Ukrainian refugees arriving in Romania, we have found ourselves going back to our roots; now working with Ukrainian refugee children without parental care, living in state run institutions.
Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, we have been working with our partner organisations in Moldova and Romania to support Ukrainian refugee arrivals. Rachel Bentley, our CEO and co-founder and Ben Wilkes, our Chief Operating Officer have just returned from the region, where they visited our partners, met refugee families and saw first hand how the situation on the ground is changing, nearly three months on from the start of the war.
Our partners in Moldova are supporting refugees who have fled the war in Ukraine. Anastasia (age 32) and her son Platosha (age 2) have been staying at the Speranta Centre since the start of the war. Here is their story….
Inspirational nine year old Florence cycles 125 miles to Paris, raising £2,210 for two West Sussex based charities.
Over the Easter holidays, whilst many of us were enjoying the bank holiday sunshine; nine year old Florence Day, from Chichester was on the final push to the finish line of her epic 125 mile cycle ride to Paris.
Florence and her dad Chris kicked off their mammoth challenge from Dieppe on Monday 10th April, cycling 125 miles through the french countryside, reaching the Eiffel Tower on Friday 15th April.
Lydia is the Chairperson of Masese I Child Protection Team in Uganda. She is also a ‘Lead Storyteller’ for her community. She'd like to introduce Nakimuli Scovia, who benefited from the Children on the Edge Africa education loan programme.
April was a bumper month for fundraising, there were challenge events, concerts and lots of cake! Read on to find out all about the fantastic fundraising that took place last month …
Back in March we launched a new virtual challenge for spring: ‘Walk 100 miles in April’. Like our previous virtual challenges, we wanted this to be flexible so that anyone could take part, no matter their location, level of fitness or age and we were delighted when over 200 people signed up.
Children took part with their families, groups of friends walked together and lots of four-legged friends joined in with their owners. The challenge even went overseas, with people chalking up miles in Gran Canaria, Seville and Florida!