Action for Children is the children's charity of the Methodist Church. It was founded in 1869 by Methodist minister Revd Thomas Bowman Stephenson in response to the poverty and danger faced by vulnerable and destitute children and young people living rough on the streets of London.
Today, Action for Children, (formerly called National Children's Homes) has grown to become a leading children's charity running over 500 projects and working with more children and young people affected by poverty, disability and abuse than any other UK charity
Although it has this close link with the Methodist Church all its projects are multi-cultural, multi-racial. Epsom Methodist Church has an Action for Children Support Group which works to raise money for this, one of the largest child care agencies in the UK, while also seeking to increase awareness amongst members and friends of the importance of the work the charity carries out.
We would like to thank everyone for their generous support of the fundraising activities and for the direct contributions.