WAVE Talks Child Development and 70/30 Campaign to Middlesex University Students

WAVE Talks Child Development and 70/30 Campaign to Middlesex University Students

WAVE Trust’s Anthoulla Koutsoudi and Sara Martínez went along to present to a room full of early years students this afternoon at Middlesex University.

Students from Dr Jacqueline Harding’s Early Childhood Studies lectures were spoken to about the science between children’s brain and emotional development and the impact experiences of child abuse and/or neglect have on such development in the critical first 3 years of life.

Students were then introduced to WAVE’s 70/30 Campaign and invited to come on board and join forces as 70/30 ambassadors. At a time when students are thinking about how best to spend their lengthy summer breaks, the opportunity to volunteer for the campaign was an attractive one!

For more information on any of the material from today’s talk, please contact the WAVE team directly on 020 8688 3773 or email smartinezcalvo@wavetrust.org

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70/30 Campaign Coordinator, Sara Gives Talk at Annual Charity Meetup Event

70/30 Campaign Coordinator, Sara Gives Talk at Annual Charity Meetup Event

Charity Meetup – Enterprising & Resilient

 

A diverse network of charity workers spent last night discussing and sharing ways that we can innovate, diversify our income, and strengthen our position in a challenging climate. 

The evening was filled with talks from a range of inspirational speakers who took the opportunity to share their successful projects. Speakers included Jes Bailey, Founder of Crowdfund 360; Brendan Rogers from the Neuro Foundation; Rachel Schwartz, Trustee at Kentish Town City Farm and Elisicia Moore, Founder of social enterprise, Petit Miracles.

70/30 Campaign Coordinator, Sara Martínez was amongst the speakers. She presented alongside Makerble Founder, Matt Kepple. Their talk focused on how tracking impact on the go improves fundraising success. Using a new impact tracking app developed by Makerble, the WAVE Trust’s 70/30 Campaign uses the app to record more accurate evidence to successfully apply for funding and a greater success in winning donations.

There was also plenty of time for networking games and activities throughout the evening which helped everyone get the most out of the event.

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Check out the event’s #Storify story to see more! 

 

 

 

70/30 Joins What About The Children? For Their Annual Conference

70/30 Joins What About The Children? For Their Annual Conference

70/30 Campaign Coordinator, Sara Martínez and 70/30 Ambassador for Richmond & Kingston, Daphne Cotton joined UK charity, What About The Children? for their 2017 national conference last week. The event, which was opened by Rupa Huq MP, Shadow Home Office Minister (Crime and Prevention), had as its focus the broader social policy implications and context of raising children and pressed home the message that children’s emotional well being is the responsibility of the whole of society.

The Goodman lecture was delivered by Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green Kt (ex children’s Commissioner, currently BMA President). The lecture entitled, ‘Are we betraying children and childhood and if so what’s to be done about it?’ highlighted the extent to which the UK is failing our children compared to countries like Finland, Canada and Holland. Prof Sir Al shared some shocking statistics to highlight such issues whilst encouraging his audience to keep up the pressure, keep talking and keep a sense of outrage to demand change!

It was a very enjoyable day (the sun even came out) with a great group of people who came together to share their learning and their undeniable passion for the well being of children in this country.

If you would like to find out more about WATCh charity (What About The Children?) visit their website at http://www.whataboutthechildren.org.uk

You can also find them on Twitter @WATCUK

 

Axminster Ambassador Talks 70/30 at Local Fundraiser for The Project

Axminster Ambassador Talks 70/30 at Local Fundraiser for The Project

Axminster ambassador, Rob Robinson joined up with local mental health charity, The Project at their recent Comedy, Curry and Quiz night.

The fundraiser, which took place in the local football club on Friday night included a guest performance from award-winning comic, Dave Chawner. The event was a great success bringing in a large crowd of people from the town. Ambassador, Rob took to the stage during the evening to announce his local 70/30 group and invite those in the room to come forward and get involved. Rob was delighted with the support he received from locals and the interest expressed by many to join in with his local activities.

If you are based in or near Axminster and would like to know more about how you can get involved with Rob’s group to help reduce child abuse and neglect by 70% by 2030, please email axminster@70-30.org.uk.  Alternatively you can contact the 70/30 Team at WAVE Trust directly on 020 8688 3773.  

Axminster Man Speaks at the House of Lords about Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Axminster Man Speaks at the House of Lords about Eradicating Child Maltreatment

WAVE Trust celebrated its pioneering 70/30 Campaign in style with a reception at the House of Lords, Westminster.

The highlight of the evening was when Axminster’s very own 70/30 ambassador and Group Coordinator, Rob Robinson announced the launch of the first Devon 70/30 group in a rousing speech. Rob also took the opportunity to share with those attending the reception his own very personal reasons for getting involved with the campaign. Rob shared a candid and inspiring account of his own childhood experiences of both abuse and neglect and highlighted with great dignity the effect such experiences had on his life both as a child and into adulthood.

See full article: http://www.theexeterdaily.co.uk/news/local-news/axminster-man-speaks-house-lords-about-eradicating-child-maltreatment