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Every year, those who were formerly in our care get together for a reunion. It’s a chance to share lunch, laughter and memories

Action for Children used to be called The National Children's Home (NHC). It ran dozens of children's homes all over England, Wales and Scotland, and even some overseas.

Each year, the people who were cared for in those branches come together to talk about their childhoods, reminisce and remember. The youngest are in their fifties – the eldest are closer to 100 years old. We call it our Old Boys and Girls Reunion.

The love, care and guidance I received during my time within the NCH has stood me in good stead. Recently, through a friend who has researched my family background, I have been able to make contact with and meet cousins in the USA and New Zealand.

Reunion guest
Family sitting at dinner table at our Annual Reunion 2019

How to take part

If you’re a former NCH resident, we’d love to see you at the next reunion. This takes place each year in early July in Watford, where our head office is.

It’s a chance to connect with friends and take a trip down memory lane. You’ll also be able to find out how Action for Children continues to support children who need help.

Are you interested in coming to our next reunion?

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