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Karl, Cristof and Jacob’s Story

Late last year, they were living together with their mum and dad in a flat with no working kitchen. There was no cooker, not even a microwave; no fridge let alone a freezer. They were eating cold food every evening—sandwiches, snacks, cakes and biscuits. They did have a kettle so they were able to have the occasional cuppa soup or noodles but it is not the diet for three growing boys. Their health was suffering along with their school work—the boys were hungry they could not concentrate or sleep.

The boys’ parents had been struggling to provide for them since being re-housed. Their previous landlord had ended their tenancy and the only flat they could afford was one without facilities. They were hoping to save but with a low income, bills and the cost of looking after three young children it was going to be a long time before they could afford a new cooker and fridge.

Following a meeting with a parent support worker at the boys’ school they appealed to the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) for help and within  a couple of weeks a new fridge freezer and cooker was delivered to the family home and they are now enjoying meals together. The boys are happier and healthier and there is a sense of stability once more in their lives.

To help more children like Karl, Christof and Jacob please consider making a small donation below.

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Donations to the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) enables the Society to help children and their families when they are in need. The majority of the Society’s income (93%) is in the form of donations from individuals around the Plymouth Diocese. Your generosity enables us to help children and their families when they most need us.

You can make a donation in a number of ways:

Online

By Text

Text CCSP16 £5 £10 or £15 to 70070 via your mobile phone
Your text will cost you the standard network message rate in addition to your £5 £10 or £15 donation. The CCSP receives 100% of your donation.

By Post

Send a cheque made payable to Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) to St Boniface House, Ashburton TQ13 7JL along with a completed donation form

Standing Order

If you are able to give regularly it helps us to plan ahead; set up a STANDING ORDER and BECOME A CHILDREN’S CHAMPION today. For the price of one ‘fancy’ store-bought coffee per week you could help a struggling family.

Helping Hands

Feeling lucky? Join Helping Hands – our 50:50 Club.

For just  a £1 a month can you can be with in a chance of winning a cash prize every month.  Half the takings go to the CCSP the other half to CASH PRIZES. The more people in the draw the bigger the prize!

When Shopping on eBay

We are registered with MissionFish which means that there are two ways you can contribute through your online shopping:

  1. the Society can receive donations from eBay Community Sellers. Community Sellers may, while listing an item through eBay for Charity, search and select the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) to benefit from their transaction.
  2. eBay Users and PayPal Users (acting as Donors) can make donations not connected to specific eBay listings to the Society, for example by making a donation when they buy an item on eBay.

For any enquiries about donating or to change a regular donation please call 01364 645420