Will you be a Croydon Children's Champion? 

Reedham Children’s Trust is Croydon’s oldest children’s charity, established in 1844. To this day we remain supporting vulnerable children and young people.  Over the years we have supported tens of thousands of children to be in a safe environment, improve their mental and emotional wellbeing and significantly increase their future potential through education. 

In collaboration with other established charities, voluntary organisations and schools, we focus our support on the most vulnerable children in the Croydon area.

The statistics for local children are shocking and with the current cost of living crisis, things will get worse.

  • 30,557* children are living in poverty in Croydon
  • On average 30% of children need to receive free school meals every day – in some areas of Croydon this increases to over 70% of children.**
  • Croydon has the highest number of Looked After Children than any other London Borough.

Become a Children's Champion and help a local child today! There are many ways in which you can become a Croydon’s Children’s Champion, as a group, workplace or individually.  By donating, volunteering, taking part in a sponsored challenge, hosting or creating your own event (and why not invite us along), plus much more!

Reedham Children’s Trust works in partnership with charities and voluntary organisations across Croydon to enable:

  • Improved engagement, attendance and attainment at school
  • Skills development for life or work
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Mentoring
  • Food and/or food vouchers
  • Christmas presents to over 1,000 disadvantaged children and young people each year.

Please consider supporting local children today, together we can improve their lives and give them the chance of a far more positive future.


For more testimonials from some of our current champions, please click here.

Thank you.

*Stats from Action from Children via End Child Poverty: https://endchildpoverty.org.uk/

**Pupil Premium Allocations 22/23: https://rb.gy/vuzwxj