Charity Walk for children

On Sunday I shall be walking for a charity of which I am a trustee. the charity is called Children Heard and Seen.

The charity was formed in Oxford last year and works specifically with children that have a parent in prison.

In this past this group of young people has under-performed at school and had an above average likelihood of themselves ending up in a life of crime.

Whatever the offence that has led to a custodial sentence, or even a period in prison on remand, these children often suffer bullying at school for something that isn’t their fault. I was happy to support the charity from its inception and tomorrow I will join with volunteers that are walking around Oxford over 24 hours in order to raise funds to continue the work of the charity.

There is an interview on Radio Oxford with the walk organiser at:

It starts 9mins in.

If anyone feels like helping by sending a donation in thanks for the information provided on this blog please text

‘CHAS24 £5’ to 70070 to donate for the 24hr walk”. Or see the Facebook page for other routes to donate.

The organiser feel sure that everyone has £5 they could donate, and it’s very quick and easy to do by text.

For more information the CHaS website is:

and the Facebook page is at;

I will update this post after the walk has taken place.

The walk has now taken place and there are photos of it on the CHaS Facebook page. you can see me with some of the with some of the other walkers going up Headington Hill in the overhead shot. This was just after a very heavy rail shower. Fortunately, it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. Top marks to the 2 nine year olds that walked for five hours. Thanks to Georgia and sarah for organising the event.

There is still time to donate.

Thank you for your generosity.

John Howson



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