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Bad weather cannot deter determined Maxwell!

Young Maxwell Power and his dad had registered to complete the 5 mile Fun Run on Sunday 4th March as part of Berkhamsted Half Marathon and were very sad to learn that the snow and stormy winds caused it to be cancelled, especially when they woke up on Sunday and all the snow appeared to have cleared. It was to be Maxwells first proper run and he had trained hard and was very excited at the prospect of taking part.

Is your child eligible for a grant from Family Fund?

If you are caring for a seriously ill child you may not be aware that grants are available from Family Fund if you meet the conditions set out in their disability criteria.

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families with disabled or seriously ill children and young people.These grants help break down many of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures. 

Siblings to complete 'Mixed Up Ironman' at Ironkids Wales this weekend!

One boy’s quest to help a friend has grown into a family challenge across 140.6 miles of swimming, cycling and running. Last year, nine year old Ciaran Thompson decided to complete a mixed up marathon to raise funds for a friend in need by completing one mile a week for 26 weeks. This year, he has decided to go three steps further and complete a “mixed up IRONMAN”.

Do Good Stuff on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is the day to do good stuff for charity. Since 2014, #GivingTuesday has gone on to become one of Britain's biggest days for charities - raising millions of pounds for good causes. 

The day now runs in over 70 countries around the world including the US, Canada, Russia, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Australia and Brazil.

 #GivingTuesday gives Pepper supporters a great opportunity to raise money for Pepper in fun and unusual ways.

Lack of Funding Pushes Children's Services to Breaking Point

New research published by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed that councils are facing a huge funding shortfall for children’s social care.
In 2015/16 councils overspent their children’s social care budgets by a total of £605 million, showing a serious struggle to meet increased demand for children’s services in the face of reduced government funding for local authorities.