Charity of the Year

Action for Children

In aid of children charity logo

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In 2019/20, Action for Children are Cranbrook Town Council’s Charity of the Year.

About the Charity

7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 522 services to act on behalf of 301,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.

Their mission is to do what’s right, do what’s needed, and do what works for children.

From before they are born until they are into their twenties, the charity helps disadvantaged children across the UK. They help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. They make life better for children with disabilities, influence policy and are advocates for change.

How you can help:

Please visit their website at where you can find out more about their work and how you can help. 


Last year’s Charity of the Year

Devon Freewheelers charity logo

In 2018/19, Devon Freewheelers were the Town Council’s Charity of the Year and residents attending the Annual Meeting of the Town heard the moving account of Founder and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Lavery, whose own family’s life-changing experience led him to found the charity.

Devon Freewheelers

is a team of volunteers dedicated to providing a 24hrs a day, 7 days a week service which supports the NHS by delivering essential blood supplies for transfusions, blood samples for testing, organs and tissue samples for transplants, urgent medications direct to patients at home and donor breast milk to neonatal intensive care units throughout Devon. Their motto is ‘Riding for Life’ and their work makes a huge difference to the people of Devon each year.

Daniel Lavery at the 2018 Annual meeting (photography by Sarah Hall, courtesy of Cranbrook Healthy New Town)

Daniel Lavery speaking at the meeting (photography by Sarah Hall, courtesy of Cranbrook Healthy New Town)

How you can continue to help:

Please visit their inspirational and informative website at where you can find out more about their work, the number of callouts they respond to each month and how you can help; for example, by donating, offering to become a volunteer or organising a fundraising event. If you prefer, you can pick up a leaflet from our office. And, please also keep an eye on our media channels for details of what we will be doing to help.