The Children’s Society

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Our Mission

We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives.

Impact Report 2015/2016      Click for details

Our Organisation

It is a painful fact that many children and young people in Britain today are still suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect. Photo of MeganToo often their problems are ignored and their voices unheard. Now it is time to listen and to act.

The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.

We also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.

Photo of BeckyOur supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.

For more information please visit The Children’s Society website at

The Children’s Society shops

There are four shops run by The Children’s Society in Sawston. Their addresses are below.  The shop at 41 High Street, Sawston sells clothes and jewellery, children’s clothes, toys, household goods and bric a brac.  The shop at 48 High Street, Sawston sells books, works of art, CDs, DVDs, computer games, board games and menswear.

The Children’s Society, Sawston 41 High Street Sawston United Kingdom CB22 3BG Phone: 01223 832932

The Children’s Society Sawston Bookshop 48 High Street, Sawston Cambridge United Kingdom CB22 3BG Phone: 01223 832796

Please support the work of The Children’s Society by shopping at those shops, donating goods or volunteering to work in the shops for half a day once or twice a week.

If you are interested in volunteering with The Children’s Society by helping in one of the shops or becoming involved in other fundraising activities, please contact Rob Needle, Ely Diocesan President for The Children’s Society at

If you would like to discuss volunteering opportunities with The Children’s Society or  any other aspect of the work of the Society please speak to Rob Needle in the bookshop, at church or Telephone 07801 247496

Protect 16 and 17 year oldsThe Children’s Society has launched a new “Breathing Space” campaign; this being the latest phase of their Damage of Debt Campaign’.  Here’s a quote from a mother evicted from accommodation with her infant son.

‘They just came that morning. I could only take the things that I could carry. He was crying …his bed, his things, they were taking it out, they took us out, he just started crying and screaming and he didn’t want to go out of the house…Anything [her son] pointed at I carried it out…I had to carry things on my head, put things on the buggy.’      Click here to learn more – Current Campaign

The Children’s Society is also supporting the Refugees Welcome campaign’.  Click here to learn more – Welcome Campaign