Blog

The difference you make

Director of Fundraising, Gary Kernahan, writes about how your support has helped families throughout lockdown, and how you can help us do more.


Supporting charity through change

Guest blogger Lisa Belletty, Health and Wellbeing Programmes Advisor at People’s Postcode Lottery, writes about the way Children 1st has adapted through the coronavirus crisis and how our combined values allow us to give hope to more children and families.


A virtual Q&A with children 1st

Children 1st CEO, Mary Glasgow, introduces our Spring Appeal and invites you to submit questions for our first ever virtual Q&A.


The Kindness Wave

Founder of The Kindness Wave, Laura Beveridge, writes about their mission to deliver love and comfort to children and young people during difficult times.


Coming together through the coronavirus crisis

Children 1st Head of Public Fundraising, Susan Bradley, writes about fundraising and supporting vulnerable families during the coronavirus crisis.


Delivering love in the time of coronavirus

Maggie from Children 1st’s Family Wellbeing service is delivering love and emotional support, as well as practical help, to children and families during lockdown.


Working together to plan for the future

Children 1st Director of Strategic Planning & Campaigns, Mark Ballard, writes about how we have worked together to share the stories of children and families, and how vital this will be to repair and recover.


Sustaining support through change

Children 1st Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Ian Harrington, reflects on the change and flexibility that has been crucial to supporting children, families and staff through lockdown.


Fundraising for families in lockdown

Children 1st Director of Fundraising, Gary Kernahan, considers the creativity and courage it has taken to find new ways to fundraise in lockdown.


Supporting families to cope through coronavirus

A month since the start of lockdown Children 1st Director of Children and Family Services, Linda Jardine, reflects on the changes we have made.


Finding hope for the future

As the country faces continued restrictions on our daily lives, Children 1st Chief Executive Mary Glasgow reflects on finding and feeling hope through challenging times.


Striving to keep children safe in these hard times

Chief Executive Mary Glasgow talks about what families are telling us and how we are responding to support them to cope through coronavirus.