SEEKING TO RAISE:

£250,000

TO PRODUCE: 770,00 FREE BOOKS

FOR: 152 EDUCATION AUTHORITIES

"We Do Charitable Stuff for Kids"

The aim of the Martin Roberts Foundation is to provide help for children and young people through the delivery of relevant and targeted information and educational activities. Our aim is to help to enable youngsters to develop skills, capacities and capabilities that will enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals - no matter their beginnings and the challenges they face.

If we can give young people the tools they need to deal with whatever life throws at them, then our goal will be achieved.

We want to help put a stop to suffering and abuse of children and to work with professional organisations and agencies to assist with the recovery of minors who have been subject to suffering - be that physical, mental or emotional. And it’s not just about the victims themselves, we also want to help promote public awareness of child protection issues too.

If we can provide some relief to children and young people in need through the support of other charities and organisations, then our goal will be achieved.

We want to bring an end to bullying, taunting and intimidation - be that directly or via cyberspace and to show children that it is not something to be tolerated, on any level. By empowering children to stand up to those who cause them to live with fear, to suffer unnecessary stress and worry or victimise them, we aim to help victims become stronger, individuals with high self esteem and belief.

If we can bring an end to the suffering of children at the hands of bullies, then our goal will be achieved.

There can be a better way. The Martin Roberts Foundation is committed to showing that there is.

THE SADSVILLE CAMPAIGN

Martin has written a book, SADSVILLE especially for The Martin Roberts Foundation. In SADSVILLE, everyone is perpetually sad and seem to have accepted this reality. That is until, Herman, the central character comes along and discovers the reason why. With the help of others, he quickly gets the the route cause and puts a stop to it. As with the other titles in The Villes series, the reason for everyone being sad is a whimsical one, but the story illustrates in a light hearted way that sometimes by taking a different perspective on things, and with other people’s help, even the most challenging problems can be sorted out.

Helping children to realise there can be a better way.

The Challenge Ahead

The Martin Roberts Foundation would like to repeat the success created locally and through National sponsorship and donations, raise enough money to enable a copy of SADSVILLE to go to EVERY year 4 child (age 8/9) across the country. Thats approximately 770,00 books! And to put this into pounds and pence, we calculate that we have a fundraising target of £250,000. But, just as Herman seeks help to meet his challenges, The Martin Roberts Foundation is confident that with the right help, we too can meet this goal. The national version of the SADSVILLE book, will also serve as a DIRECTORY for other charities and organisations that are aimed at helping young people. From charities and support groups that deal with mental health, bullying, eating disorders, abuse….there are many wonderful organisations that can help young people. Listing their details in the SADSVILLE book will make it easy for children and their parents to see that these channels exist and how to make contact with them.

770,000 copies of SADSVILLE to be given out FREE to every Year 4 child (8/9 year olds) in the country.

Supporting the NSPCC and CHILDLINE

The NSPCC say that younger children don’t know about how to help themselves if they are in a difficult situation. They may be feeling terrible unhappy or worse still, suffering abuse or neglect and yet don’t have the knowledge of organisations and charities that may be able to help them.

This is why the Martin Roberts Foundation is so committed to distributing Sadsville to this age group as it not only illustrates the point that problems CAN be solved but also highlights a number of organisations that can help.

"Thank you for creating this highly entertaining and original way of raising children’s awareness of how they can reach out for help through support services such as Childline. I wish the Sadsville book project every success.”

Dame Esther Rantzen, DBE  & Founder of Childline

If we can give young people the tools they need to deal with whatever life throws at them, then our goal will be achieved.

If we can provide some relief to children and young people in need through the support of other charities and organisations, then our goal will be achieved.

If we can bring an end to the suffering of children at the hands of bullies, then our goal will be achieved.

Make a Donation

Make a one off or regular donation through our Just Giving page. Safe in the knowledge that Every £ donated goes straight to the work of the Foundation.

Donate as you shop

Donate without spending your own money by simply choosing the Martin Roberts Foundation as your nominated charity through EasyFundraising when you buy from thousands of online retailers.

SPONSOR

We have sponsorship packages ranging from £5000 to £50000 to appeal to businesses and individuals both large and small. Please visit our Sponsor page to learn more about what this entails.

Martin Roberts Foundation. Registered Charity in England & Wales.

wesleyan chambers, park road, paulton, bristol, bs39 7qq

Registered Charity 1172905

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