Bright Horizons Foundation for Children

Bright Space at Lewisham Police Station

Fundraising for Bright Horizons Foundation for Children
£1,365
raised of £1,185 target
by 39 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
We are fundraising to create Bright Spaces and support disadvantaged children in our communities.

Story

We are fundraising to create a Bright Space for the Metropolitan Police at Lewisham Police Station’s Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) suite. 

The ABE suite is used by police officers to interview children who are victims of or witnesses to sexual abuse and exploitation. The children will usually be traumatised, anxious and frightened, and may have to come to the police station on multiple occasions to provide their evidence.

The Bright Space will incorporate a family room, and two interview rooms which will be transformed from bare office space into inviting, 
comfortable and child friendly surroundings; resourced with toys, games, books, puzzles, relaxation toys, art and craft materials and comfortable seating and soft furnishings. It is designed to help children feel safe, reduce their anxiety and make the experience of providing evidence less intimidating; this serves the purpose of helping children to give their best evidence to police officers, to help secure the conviction of perpetrators of the abuse.

The total cost of the project is £4,733, and we are fundraising with other Bright Horizons nurseries in the area to raise £1,185. We would
love your support! Thank you! 

For more information about our Foundation and the Bright Space programme, please visit www.brightspaces.org.uk

Pictured is our Bright Space at Romford Police Station.

About the campaign

We are fundraising to create Bright Spaces and support disadvantaged children in our communities.

About the charity

We create Bright Spaces; enriching play environments for children experiencing crisis and disadvantage. Our Bright Spaces are in domestic refuges, homeless shelters, child protection interview suites, hopitals and prisons. They enable children to have fun, learn and heal from trauma through play.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,365.00
Online donations
£1,365.00
Offline donations
£0.00

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.