Friday, 7 October 2011

Friday, 7th October - Railway Children


Just got back from work 13 hours after I left this morning, so not much time to do anything for charity today. Fortunately, a charity that appeared here a few months ago sent an email asking us to do the simplest of things.

Perhaps you wouldn't mind doing the same? Click here to "like" if you've got a FB account and Aviva will give £2 to the Railway CHildren. Many thanks!

Excitement is building at Railway Children. We are delighted to announce the launch of our landmark campaign, Street Dance for Change, and we hope you will share in the excitement and spirit. Our good friends at Aviva are continuing to help us raise awareness of children living on the streets and we’ve recruited the help of former Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity to take our message to a larger audience.

Diversity have created a video to highlight the challenges that children alone and at risk on the streets in the UK face. The video is already becoming a big hit on YouTube, and has even being trending on the front page this week. You can view and share the video at the Street Dance for Change homepage.
http://www.facebook.com/AvivaUK?sk=app_288311811184085&dm_i=CCA,KA0A,4T6G9Q,1NCMW,1

Your support is absolutely essential and really will make a difference. You can get involved by recording your own 30-second street dance video, or encouraging any dance-loving friends, family or colleagues to showcase their skills. The most viewed videos will be in with a chance to win tickets to Diversity's 2012 tour and meet Diversity themselves! Find out how to enter and join in, and get tips from Diversity.

What’s more, you don’t have to be a dancer to get involved. Aviva will donate £2* to Railway Children every time a competition entry video is viewed, so please watch the videos and share them with your friends!


Railway Children is an international charity that exists to help vulnerable children in grave circumstances. Our objective is to provide relief to children and young people who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and in particular to those living on the streets.

For these children, the streets are often the only means of support available but also where they suffer abuse and exploitation.

Since our inception in 1995, Railway Children has helped many thousands of children and young people living alone and at risk on the streets.

Our belief is that early intervention is a crucial aspect of preventing children living on the streets coming to harm, and reaching street children before an abuser can is a vital element of our work.

Railway Children recognises that only a multipronged approach will create sustained change for street children and that's why our 3 Step Change Agenda forms the backbone of our work and the way we aim to achieve our goals. Most pressingly, the immediate needs of children living on the streets in the here and now must be met. Concurrently Railway Children aspires to create a safer, brighter future for our children and we believe that to achieve this we must effect the sustained change that can only come about by educating communities and lobbying governments.



We've also created a video that shows outreach workers supported by Railway Children talking about the crucial work they do with children alone and at risk on the streets in the UK. Watch the video and please ‘like’ the Facebook tab – if you do, Aviva will donate £2* to Railway Children.

We hope you will join us and support Street Dance for Change in any way that you can – be that viewing the videos, sharing the campaign with your friends and family, or even entering your own street dance video!


www.railwaychildren.org.uk

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