Ellen Pearl Outreach Children's Charity

Reaching out to the children of Jamaica who are victims of abuse

EPOCC NEWSLETTER

Exciting News, Childline Jamaica Free Phoneline
Approved and will be Connected Soon!

Welcome to the second EPOCC newsletter.  We have fantastic news regarding the progress that has been made and thank you for your continued support throughout our second operational year. Your support has helped us to persevere in working towards a free 24hr Childline Jamaica service to reach out to the children of Jamaica.

 

Child abuse in Jamaica continues to be at an alarmingly high level with little or no resources to support those who have been abused or at risk of abuse. There is no dedicated Childline counselling service and the children of Jamaica are in desperate need of help.  We are extremely proud to announce that in the last week FLOW Telecom have confirmed that approval has been provided by the regulators for our free phone line to be issued.  In addition, we are securing an agreement that FLOW and Digicel to work in partnership to give free access to children calling via mobiles - this is exceptional as UK Childline only offered this service since 2016.

 

Special thanks to the Chairman of The FLOW Foundation who has tirelessly worked towards this excellent result.

 

This news means that we are now so much closer to being able to provide the much needed service that the children of Jamaica are crying out for. We are in the process of securing an office in the St Anne’s area to be able to make this the new secure base for EPOCC. Our aim remains to provide a free, national, 24hr Jamaica Childline service with fully trained local volunteer counsellors. We intend to start a fully funded pilot service early in the year.

URGENT FUNDS ARE NOW NEEDED
AS WE FORGE AHEAD

We still have Charity Christmas cards designed by the children from Goodmayes Primary School, Essex for sale.  If you would like to purchase any EPOCC cards we are selling them at a reduced price of £2.50 for twelve (6 designs). If you would like any cards for yourself or to sell, please contact us on: Beverley on: 0776 1010304.

Charity Christmas Cards

PROGRESS UPDATE

Our annual Curry and Quiz Night took place on Saturday 1st July hosted by Shaun Wallace from The Chase, was a completely sold out event.  The event was again an amazing success and raised £1514.39






Thanks for
your
support!

The Family Fun Sports Day took place on Sunday 16th July, the event was a wonderful day that all ages could enjoy and raised £444.90

Various people took part in a sponsored walk during EPOCC week, this event raised £285. A huge thanks to the children at Raynham Primary School, Edmonton, who raised an amazing £468 from their 'Fill a matchbox' challenge. Total EPOCC week raised: £803

 

 

We are very pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor The Lignum Vitae Club. They have already been a wonderful source of support and we hope that they will continue in partnership with t us for many years to come.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Charity Dinner and Dance 16th December, tickets are on sale now! Why not get a group of ten people together for a table. If you are not able to attend the event you can still support us by purchasing some raffle tickets? We are having a grand raffle, with fantastic prizes to include: a weeks accommodation in a luxury holiday home on the Costa Del Sol, Spain for up to 6 persons; a family photography experience; 6 months Jamaica Gleaner subscription; a Grace food hamper; a free barrel transportation to the Caribbean and many other prizes. Call 07857 283183 for tickets.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a
Happy Christmas and New Year.  We are praying that we can
continue to have your support throughout 2018.

"Childline is a lifeline to children who are at risk of abuse"

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT