…severely disturbed and disabled children

• £1800 to the East Side Educational Trust to fund a storyteller during the summer holidays for severely disabled children being treated at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital • £1500 for recording equipment for the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre – an...

…children separated from one or both parents

• £12,000 to the Welcare Accord Centre in Kilburn, working with families where breakdown has been due to domestic violence, drug/alcohol abuse, mental health problems or religious differences. This is one of very few secure contact centres in the UK and deals with...

…children with a parent in prison

• £1200 to refurbish a welcoming children’s play area (named “Wednesday’s Child corner”) in the visiting hall at HMP Pentonville. • £1500 towards the expenses of an “All Day Visits” scheme at HMP Holloway so that women in the prison can regularly spend several hours...

…children of impoverished or inadequate families

• £4070 to School Home Liaison – to establish a contingency fund to provide basic necessities (eg shoes) for impoverished families unable to find a way out of their difficulties • £3250 to equipment for Kingsmead Kabin, on one of the most rundown housing estates in...