At Child’s Vision’s 5th birthday celebrations held last week, at Albion Café, Newington; Rachael Hudson, Child’s Vision’s CEO spoke to supporters, staff and volunteers about the impact the charity has achieved over the past 5 years. During Rachael’s speech, she launched a new fundraising initiative; a teddy bear ribbon to highlight the ‘Breaking the cycle of child abuse’ campaign.
Rachael Hudson said: “The Teddy bear ribbon was chosen specifically, because children find comfort and solace in their teddy bears. Child’s Vision can offer that comfort and reassurance to children affected by child abuse. Rachel Pang, one of our dedicated staff members, has diligently handmade the first batch of the ribbon badges.
Rachael, added: “As a charity we are committed to ”Breaking the cycle of child abuse’ by creating awareness of the mental, emotional and social effects this has on children, through education and direct support. I am immensely proud of the recognition and support of the dedicated team of staff and volunteers that make Child’s Vision, not only an award-winning charity, but a very special charity that makes a difference to the lives of children impacted by domestic abuse. As a small charity, we rely on donations and grant funding to offer a free, dedicated service by our trained and committed staff. We currently have a 12-month waiting list for referrals and we need to ensure that the long-term viability of the charity is maintained to enable Child’s Vision to be able to offer continuity of its highly demanded services.”
Supporting the Community
During the school year 2021/22, Child’s Vision supported 70 children in Kent and Medway.
Testimonials from an independent play therapist who has used the services of Child’s Vision: “I have seen first-hand how the work you and your team does, has an enormous impact on children who have experienced and witnessed things that no young person should ever be exposed to. That in turn changes how they react in challenging situations and enables them to begin forming positive relationships for the first time in their lives. Thank you!”