BRINGING HOPE TO YOUNG LIVES
You may be aware that the Government has requested the closure of all schools as a result of the current Coronavirus Pandemic (with the exception of a small group of children and young people). At present we are speaking with each of our school partners, and our team about how we might best support the school and their students moving forward. From Monday, our Egham office will be closed until at least Easter. We are still able to receive emails at and our personal email addresses. All answerphone messages will be checked regularly. At present, we're in communication with St. Peter's regards Emerge, however we have been asked to not go into hospital, due to St. Peter's limiting their potential exposure to this virus.
Our main concerns at the present time are our team, and those we are supporting. In light of this, there are a few online resources we'd recommend during this period. www.childline.org.uk; www.kooth.com; and www.youngminds.org.uk; All of which provide a wide range of help and advice for children and parents alike.
We are attempting, as far as is possible, to continue as normal and steps are being taken to ensure that our Spring Newsletter still manages to hit your door mat before Easter and that the last in our current series of wePRAY's hit inboxes at the start of April.
Could we ask that you continue to pray for those involved, God's sustaining of us as a charity during this challenging time and for the welfare and needs of the children, young people and families we support, as well as the teachers and school administrators who have to work out how to respond effectively once this crisis is finally over.
Please do continue to get in contact over the next few weeks, we'd love to hear from you.
The east to west Team (24/3/20 - 10:30am - please keep an eye open for our latest updates)
WHAT WE DO
east to west are bringing hope to young lives all across Surrey and Berkshire. During 2018/19 we supporting 1,019 local children, young people and their families struggling with difficult and damaging issues, working through local schools to offer help in both emotional and practical ways.
stories of hope
When 14-year-old Clara was assaulted by an older boy it had a dramatic impact on her self-worth, and left her feeling frightened and vulnerable. Read how east to west supported her to regain her confidence and stand up for herself...
“When we first met, I was everyone’s worst nightmare. But you helped me turn things around and I am so grateful. You saw me at the lowest I've ever been in my life and words can't describe how thankful I am that you helped me through it.”
Amber, age 17