An estimated 1 in 20 children have experienced sexual abuse, the equivalent of a child in every classroom.
This autumn The Green House is crowdfunding for a new children’s therapy room that will mean hundreds more children can be supported in the years to come.
Our team currently work with 100 children and young people each year, ranging from as young as three years old to teenagers up to eighteen. Using art and drama therapy, we help children and young people to heal and recover from the trauma of their ordeals.
With overwhelming demand and long waiting lists, children currently have to wait at least six months to get the help they desperately need. The Green House is asking for public support to change this.
In 2018 we are planning to move to larger premises at St Agnes Lodge, St Pauls. The new site will provide the additional space needed to expand our provision with scope to create a dedicated space for children’s therapy. Around 40% more young people could be helped each year if the appeal is successful.
Michelle Windle, Director of The Green House, said:
“When children bravely come forward for help, it is vital that we are here to support them. This dedicated facility will help to rebuild the lives of hundreds of children in Bristol.”
For the next 6 weeks (18th October – 29th November) every donation to the crowdfunder will also be matched by Comic Relief.
Billy Dann, Grants Digital Innovation Manager from Comic Relief, said:
“We are delighted to support the fantastic work of The Green House. This is an exciting opportunity for people to support a local organisation making a vital difference to children in Bristol. The Green House has a target to raise £5,000 via crowdfunding by the end of November. Every donation to this crowdfunder will be matched by Comic Relief, doubling the impact people’s gift can have.”