Action for Children

Action for Children's vision is of a world where all children and young people have a sense of belonging and are loved and valued. A world where they can break through injustice and deprivation and fulfil their potential. Our operational mission is to support and speak out for vulnerable children and their families. We challenge injustice and empower children to overcome the barriers that hold them back. We believe in early intervention, supporting families as soon as problems come up.
Jan 23, 2014

Want to compete in RideLondon this year?

Taking place on Sunday 10 August 2014, this years exciting cycling challenge starts in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 100 mile route then heads out into Surrey's stunning country roads and hills (including Leith and Box Hill), before returning to London to finish on The Mall, in front of the iconic Buckingham Palace.

All those taking part must complete the course in under nine hours, as the elite race, including many of the Olympic greats, will be hot on your wheels. 

Action for Children have given Dell a number of exclusive places for this years event, so if you would like to sign up please contact Nicola Bogle on Nicola_Bogle@DELL.com.

If you would like to apply for your own place, the ballot opened on Monday 12th August 2013 and will close when 80,000 applications have been received. So we recommend applying online as soon as possible via the organiser's website: http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/The_Events/Prudential_RideLondon-Surrey_100.htm

If you are one of the lucky ones to be awarded a place, then we would be delighted if you choose to join our team. There's no minimum sponsorship and all you have to do to sign up is email Nicola Bogle on Nicola_Bogle@DELL.com.

Oct 15, 2013

Ask your MP to change the law on child neglect

Thank you for donating to our 'Supported Neglected Children' project. We would like to take this opportunity to ask for your support of a different kind today.

The law on child neglect is out of date (http://bit.ly/XX82XD). It doesn't cover emotional neglect and stops police and social workers working together. Neglect ruins children’s lives.

A letter to the Government supporting our campaign and signed by MPs from all the major parties is collecting signatures by the day, but we need more. We need to show the Government just how much support there is for a change in law, particularly amongst MPs. Email your MP asking them to sign the joint letter by vising http://bit.ly/1fztdek.

To add your name to the joint letter on child neglect, please email campaigns@actionforchildren.org.uk.

Thank you for your support.

Shurron

Oct 3, 2013

Dell gears up for tomorrows Byte Night!

As you know, tomorrow Byte Night will finally be here, with thousands of people from the IT industry sleeping out to raise money for youth homelessness. Dell has over 30 sleepers participating, who will be braving the weather (we're praying for a dry night!) and sleeping outside. 

The event is hoping to raise £1 million tomorrow and fundraising is going brilliantly for Dell so far, with you having raised $10,728!

Byte Night began 16 years ago when 30 individuals from the IT industry slept out and raised £35,000. Since then the event has grown to over 1000 sleepers taking part each year, raising over £950,000 in 2012 alone across the UK. On the 15th anniversary in 2012 Byte Night has now raised an amazing £5.2 million since it began in 1998. This year, we're hoping to break the £1 million mark. 

Thank you to everyone who has donated, and good luck to all of our Dell sleepers! 

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