For the past 11 years, parishioners at St Thomas’, along with St Edmund’s (Loughton), have generously supported the circular sponsored walk for bccs through Epping Forest that takes place in June from the Becket Centre. Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, the walk this year is to be re-scheduled to later in the year.
In line with the latest government advice to avoid non-essential contact, bccs has revised its working practices. It will be reviewing this situation and has made the difficult decision to withdraw its school-based staff for their safety and that of others.
Its professional team is currently supporting children and families remotely by telephone or video calls and it is supporting schools who have a Service Level Agreement with it by offering five free hours of supervision per week.
bccs will be updating its webpage as new advice is issued by the Government.
How can we help?
bccs relies heavily on voluntary donations to fund its work; with the indefinite suspension of its fundraising calendar, never have these donations been more vital.
“We know that our loss of income along with an immediate need to increase our support services will make things extremely difficult for us in the future, but for now our priority is the children and families who need us; we are committed to ensuring that this is where the focus of all our efforts will be.Together, we really can make a difference to the lives of children and young people who are struggling with their emotional health - thank you.
Please go to our Take A Minute Appeal Page to find out what practical support schools and individuals can give to us at this time.”