Mia and I are running the Royal Parks half marathon in October in support of Children and War (UK). I was introduced to the charity, and the great work they do for children affected by the traumas of war and natural disasters, after speaking to my brother-in-law's parents, Helen Likierman and Julian Hale, over the Christmas dinner table.
I have since run two half marathons this year (Cambridge and Hackney) and raised over £1600. I am excited for Mia to join me this time round so we can make an even bigger difference to this wonderful charity centred around children.
So What Does Children and War UK do?
💜 Train Local Adults in Trauma Recovery Techniques for Children, where access to clinical psychologists is limited.
💜 Help Children in Groups who find themselves adrift from the lives they once knew from many countries including: Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria and Ukraine.
💜 The Children learn ways to cope with the traumas they experienced and ongoing difficulties, such as losing parents or family member, or a home.
💜 The Trained Adults can cascade the training to other adults in the community, so many children can be reached as early as possible.
💜 Training is offered In-Person and now through On-Line Video Conferencing.
You can read more about Children and War UK on their website by clicking the link above.
How will your Donation make an impact?
Early in May 2022, UNHCR (the UN High Commissioner for Refugees) reported: ‘In the 10 weeks since the Russian invasion, a third of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes, […] more than 5.7 million refugees have fled Ukraine. A further 7.7 million have been displaced within Ukraine.’
For children affected by events in Ukraine, Children and War is working with our colleagues in Lviv to extend training and support to child mental health workers in our techniques. We use video conferencing to run training sessions with people in Poland and Estonia. And in the UK, we’re working with Ukrainian colleagues to support displaced Ukrainian children.
Thanks for taking the time to visit our page and reading about the charity.
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