We regularly have our heartstrings pulled by images of child poverty from around the world – however the issue is much closer to home! One in four* children in the UK are affected by poverty.
In our consumer driven society many children go hungry on a regular basis. They are cold in winter and many miss out on the benefits of education simply due to their lack of money.
Sponsorstars provide funds where it can help the most; straight to the schools who then identify the children in need, and help them and their families live better lives.
Families can have as little as £13 for each child to buy everything they need, such as food, heating, toys, clothes, electricity and transport.
Our aim is to reduce the impact that this poverty has on education and opportunities – every young star needs to be able to fulfil their potential and shine!
The importance of education
Child poverty has long-lasting effects. By GCSE, there is a 28 per cent gap between children that receive free school meals and their wealthier peers in terms of the number achieving at least five GCSE grades in the range 9—4.
Every child is unique and deserves the chance to dream, to achieve incredible things and to look forward to a wonderful future. By becoming a sponsor you’re helping break the cycle of poverty for your sponsored child and their community.
Sponsoring a child is an incredible experience. You will see how much your support is helping transform their life and the lives of those around them.
What can YOU do to help?
By sponsoring a student from as little as £10 a month; you can make a real difference. Your money will help towards warm clothing, educational supplies and even feminine care products.
When you sponsor a pupil with us you will receive a small gold star to remind you of your student, a certificate of sponsorship and updates from the Charity, in the form of two Newsletters each academic year. These twice yearly updates include comments from the pupils themselves and provide evidence that your donation is being well received and students are making academic progress.
Sponsorstars will, for the first time, sponsor young people in the UK who are disadvantaged and whose families often need to use foodbanks for emergency food supplies. This will have a positive effect on the children’s life chances and educational attainment.