| The Children’s Society Magazine | Spring 2009
Good Childhood book
Who’s your charity
of the year?
book – where to buy
There are other ways that you can
help us too. Many medium or large-
sized companies will pick a charity Every day, the newspapers talk about the
to support each year. They do this problems facing our children – broken
by making a corporate donation; homes, pressures to eat and drink, the
holding fundraising events; or via stress of exams. The same issues are
staff fundraising. Your company discussed in every pub and at every
could even nominate us to be their dinner party. But is life really more
charity of the year. difficult for children than it was, and if so
why? And how can we make it better?
Why not find out how your company
You’ve read about some of the issues in
could help The Children’s Society
the magazine, you’ve seen the media
make childhood better? Then you can
reports, now buy the book.
either put us forward yourself, or get
in touch with Stuart Boxall in the
Available from all good bookshops
Corporate Fundraising team on
including WHSmith, Waterstones,
020 7841 4579 to have an
Blackwells and Borders retailing
at £9.99. A proportion of the cost of
every book sold will be donated to
The Children’s Society.
Bristol Right Track Project celebrated
10 years working with BME (Black and
The book is also available to order
Minority Ethnic) children to reduce social
online. Visit Amazon to order yours.
injustice and crime in the local community.
12,500 gifts for childhood
As you’ve read earlier in the magazine, we she devoted herself to supporting her
rely on the generosity of supporters and husband and his work as a parish priest.
volunteers to help us keep doing the work After retiring to Kingston St Mary, John
we do. People like Jill Tinsley. Jill sadly died had a severe stroke, becoming wheelchair-
in September 2008. As a long-term bound for more than ten years. Jill’s
supporter of The Children’s Society she support enabled them to live life as fully
had left a wonderful gift of £5,000 in her as possible, and John, to continue his
Will to help us continue our work. Our work in the parish.
records showed Jill’s gift was the 12,500th
contribution of this kind we received. Jill’s gift means that long after her death,
the impact of her contribution lives on in
With a distinguished career as a Probation the form of the children we work with
Officer, Jill was widely known in her everyday. Jill’s brother, Adrian, commented
community for her ability to put others that this recognition of his sister’s kindness We’d like you to consider The Children’s
first. In marrying the Rev. John Tinsley, would probably have embarrassed her, but Society when you make or update your
also secretly she would have been pleased Will and make a positive impact on our
In May 2008, we opened a new
to know that her example might encourage work in the future. For information,
children’s centre in Wiveliscombe,
others to do the same. contact Christopher on christopher.
transforming a horse paddock to a fully
equipped facility for children under five.
Making a Will is an expression of love and or 020 7841 7255. All information is
Four months later the centre scored
care, a way of remembering your closest treated as confidential and is not
‘good’ in it’s first ever Ofsted inspection.
family and friends and putting your binding. Visit our website
affairs in order. www.childrenssociety.org.uk/legacies
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