We regret that we are experiencing issues with BT in the office so we are not able to access or view any emails. If you have contacted us please do not worry as we will be able to then see all our emails once the issue has been resolved. However this will not be until next week and so please bear with us for any delays in responding or sending out books. If you are a family seeking support please call the office on 023 9263 9534 between office hours 8.30-4pm Monday to Friday. If you leave a message one of our caseworkers will be able to come back to you. Many thanks.
The theme this year was Space and once again we give grateful thanks to our sponsor, Mary Scherer, and to Oaka Books who partnered with us, https://www.oakabooks.co.uk/ . We were delighted with the number of entries we received this year, with many individuals and schools entering, including one school from Gibraltar. Special mention to the home schoolers who entered for the first time. The standard was extremely high and we had enormous difficulty in choosing our winners.
The overall winner was Megan Smith with her picture, Big Business, and Second overall was Sophia Birch with Aliens and Space Bugs. They both received family tickets to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth with our grateful thanks to the National Museum of the Royal Navy for those.
The other winners all received prizes of art materials and certificates were sent to all children who entered.
We are looking for a new Grants and Supporters co-ordinator to join our team. You can read more about it HERE or download the details by clicking on the links below:
27th August 1945 – 20th December 2016
It is with immense thanks and great sadness that we announce that our Patron, HM The Queen, is stepping down as Patron of the Children’s Fund at the end of this, her 90th birthday year. HM The Queen became our Patron when she was a Princess in 1945 and we are so grateful for the years of support she has given us. We will be writing to her on behalf of all our beneficiaries to thank her and send her our very best wishes.
We are delighted that we can announce that our new Royal Patron will be HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. With his distinguished career in the Royal Navy as a Commander and now the honorary rank of Vice Admiral he is uniquely placed within the Royal Family to understand the pressures faced by our serving men and women both in and post service, and their children that we support. We look forward to welcoming him in the New Year.