Pledge for the Invisible Children
The year is 1739. James is two days old, lying in a London doorway. Unnoticed, ignored. Seemingly invisible. His mother could not keep him. So, heartbroken she left James in the hope someone would care for him.
The year is now 2016. Ben is three. His mother struggled with alcohol and drug addiction and couldn’t look after Ben so, at just a few days old, he was taken into care. But Ben has been waiting for a loving new family ever since. Unnoticed, ignored. Seemingly invisible.
275 years ago, a man called Thomas Coram set up Britain’s first home for abandoned children, to care for babies like James.
Today, Coram still fights for vulnerable children. We find children like Ben loving adoptive families, we help vulnerable young people access safe housing, and we fight for children’s rights.
We’ve been creating better chances for children for 275 years. But today’s invisible children need your help.
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