This Good Friday at Cafe INDIEpendent comes GEEK FRIDAY this is a special fundraising afternoon, courtesy of local good eggs 4 GEEKS V 3 PEAKS – and it’s happening at the venue between 11am and 6pm.
It’s in aid of the very wonderful Railway Children charity
GEEK FRIDAY is FREE and there’ll be all sorts of spaced-out fun – face painting, comic-book art, a science-fiction costume competition, games… plus, we’re told there’ll be some special guests ‘from a galaxy far, far away’.
More about the Railway Children Charity:
We provide protection and opportunity for children with nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to.
Every year thousands of children across the UK, India and East Africa run away or are forced to leave homes that have become unbearable through poverty, abuse, violence and neglect.
Reaching a child as soon as possible is crucial to getting to children on the streets before an abuser can, and before they become entrenched in street life. We race to get to children before the streets get to them.
When you support Railway Children, we want your donations to work as hard as possible to make a difference. For the greatest impact, we bring together lots of people and work at three levels to reach the maximum number of children and make the change as sustainable as possible.
1. Street Level
We meet the immediate needs of children on the streets right now. Our outreach workers spend time with children, gaining their trust and providing a safe place to stay while we work out the best long-term solution for their individual circumstances.
We work to return children home when possible, and support children and their families to resolve their issues and make their reunions successful.
2. Community level
We change communities’ perceptions of children on the streets, helping people to understand the issues that cause children to run away and that face them on the streets.
We work with communities to help them recognise their role in protecting the vulnerable children in their locality and teach them how they can play their part.
3. Government Level
We persuade policy makers that children living on the streets should be higher on the political agenda and that government policies should provide greater protection and opportunity for them.
We advise and assist on issues that affect children on the streets at government level. We help communities to implement and enforce existing laws and policies to keep their children safe.