M407 – Disadvantaged Children Activities Motion 2016

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    M407 – Disadvantaged Children Activities Motion 2016, Quamquam123 MP
    This House believes that the Government should do more to support charities which provide disadvantaged children with short holiday breaks and fun activities to enjoy.

    Sadly in the UK there are roughly 10,000 children living with cancer, 65,000 children in care, 250,000 child carers and 3.9 million children living in poverty in the UK. These children face their own daily battles and they have far more weight on their shoulders than they deserve. Fortunately, in addition to specific cancer, young carer and poverty charities, there are charities which provide these children with some much needed fun which has been lacking from many of their lives.

    There many different types of charities providing asource of enjoyment for disadvantaged children. Charities that provide days out for children and their parents are one example. Charities such as ‘Lucy’s Days Out’ and ‘Make a Wish’ offer short breaks to children who have life-limiting illnesses, whether that be to Disneyland or just staying on a farm in the countryside. Such breaks allow children and their parents a chance to put their omnipresent burden out of their minds for a while and just enjoy spending some quality time with each other.

    Another type of charity that exists is one that provides short breaks but just for the children. Charities such as ‘Over the Wall’ give disadvantaged children a chance to have a camping trip in the countryside.Camps like these give disadvantaged children a chance to enjoy being a child without the stresses and strains they normally have on their lives and they get to participate in activities that they simply don’t have at home.

    Sadly these charities that do such a great job in giving underprivileged children some brightness in their lives can only survive through the generosity of the public. If the Government were to provide even just a small amount of financial support to these charities, thousands more deprived children could have these fantastic experiences. Of course it is impossible to help out every single disadvantaged child in the country but a lot more can be helped if the Government can support these charities.
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    No, I personally don't believe in charity, if it's worth doing the state should do it and cut out the middlemen

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    No, this is for, you know, charities to do.
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    Government could support such charities in a number of ways- use of premises during school holidays as an example. So an Aye from me.
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    nay
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    Aye from me
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    I support charities in principle but the government shouldn't be providing them with funding.
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    Abstain, can't decide how I feel about this…
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    Nay - it's a nice thing what these charities do but it is not something that the government should be financing.
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    Nay
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    Nay.
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    Nay.
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    There are numerous causes that should be funded, this is charity.
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    This motion is in cessation.
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    This motion has been withdrawn.
 
 
 
Updated: October 16, 2016
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