Chances for Children Campaign

Do you remember a time in your life when somebody really helped you?

When a small intervention made a big impact on your life?

This is what we do at Buttle UK. 

Frank Buttle witnessed the suffering of many children during his lifetime. He wanted to give them a better future. 

Over 60 years later, this is what we still do.

Paying for things that can change a life forever.

We are launching our Chances for Children campaign to raise £10 million over the next five years

The Chances for Children Campaign Board:

  • Jill Dinsmore (Chair)

  • David Dinsmore

  • Simon ffitch

  • Professor Caroline Gipps 
  • Christina Sorensen Lötter
  • Guy Paterson 
  • Carl Reader
  • Gerri McAndrew - CEO, Buttle UK
  • Richard Barron - Fundraising Director, Buttle UK 

Campaign Advisors: Stephen Bennett, George Westropp, David Long, Mark Anderson.

The Need:

  • The number of children in the UK living in poverty has risen by 200,000 in the past year and given is predicted to get worse.

  • Living without the basic everyday essentials that others take for granted can shatter a child’s or young person’s self esteem.

  • Many of these families also experience domestic abuse, homelessness, addiction and illness  

There is a ripple effect of not having basic household items. If a child doesn’t have a bed they are constantly tired at school but they are also ashamed, this means they never invite any friends home, which increases isolation and reduces self esteem

- Chances for Children Caseworker


Chances for Children campaign Film


All administration costs are covered so you can give knowing that 100% of your gift will go directly to the children you have chosen to support. 

For more information about how you can help, contact Richard Barron, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, on 020 7798 6226 or

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