Welcome to the virtual Woman of Influence Awards, sponsored by TAM Asset Management
Although Covid-19 has impacted our ability to host the event live this year and celebrate the long-anticipated 20th anniversary, we are determined to continue supporting and raising money for Action for Children, by moving onto a virtual platform.
For your exclusive access to the event, please make a minimum donation of £25 at the top of the page.
We are delighted to announce our virtual event has even more star-studded performances lined up including of Elaine C Smith, Georgia Cecile, Edward Reid, Rick Astley and Texas! All hosted by the wonderful Susie Cormack Bruce.
Join us on Sunday 28 March at 7.30pm for an evening of fun, laughter and entertainment while raising money for Action for Children.
The event link will be sent via email on Sunday 28 March to those who have purchased a ticket.
The incredible Mamasan Glasgow have partnered up with the Woman of Influence to bring you exclusive access to create the real experience at home with a bespoke Cocktail Box, curated especially for our fantastic event.
The exclusive Mamasan link will only be sent those who purchase a ticket above to the event, last date to order is Tuesday 23 March midnight. Don’t miss out! Each cocktail box includes four servings of The Mandarin & The Lotus Cocktail - delicious!
To be in with the chance to win this stunning 1.51ct brilliant cut 5 stone drop pendant set in 18ct white gold text WOI to 70175 to give a £10 donation to Action of Children or to enter for free please send your postal entry to 17 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PY. One ticket purchase comes with one entry into the draw.
You may enter as many times as you wish, the winner will be announced Friday 2 April, good luck!
T&C’s: Texts cost £10, plus one message at your standard network rate. We receive 100% of your donation. Please ensure you obtain the bill payer’s permission. We’d love to stay in touch with you via phone and SMS to tell you more about our work and how you can support it. To give £10 but opt-out from any future contact text WOI NO to 70175. Customer care 0300 123 2112.
After missing out on holding our 20th anniversary lunch in 2020, we wanted to ensure we did something special this year to mark the event. By bringing together some of Scotland's leading performers and personalities we have created an evening of fun and entertainment as well as a platform to shine a light on the amazing and vital work that Action for Children is doing in Scotland when children and families need it most. We hope as many of our supporter's past, present and future get involved and we look forward to seeing you in person at WOI 2022!Eve Robertson, Chair of Woman of Influence board
More about our work
What does Action for Children do?
We protect and support children and young people. We do this by providing practical and emotional care and support. We make sure their voices are heard. And we campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.
Today, we run 503 services in local communities across the UK, in schools and online.
In our nurseries and children's centres, staff make sure children get the best start in life. Our foster, adoptive and modern residential services find children and young people safe and loving homes.
We step in to protect children from neglect and abuse and help those who care for others or are at risk of homelessness. Innovative projects like The Blues Programme give young people the help they need to look after their mental health.
We're also here for parents, through projects like Parent Talk, our online support service.
What we’ve achieved
We’ve been helping children for more than 150 years. In 2019/20, we helped 368,648 children, young people and families. This was only possible with your support.
- Since 1861 we’ve helped almost two million children and young people.
- We’ve helped more than 12,000 children and families during the coronavirus pandemic. We've kept 99% of our local services open.
- 25,113: the number of people we reached with mental health support in 2019/20.
- 86,000: the number of children and families supported by our children’s centres in 2019/20.
Where your money goes
Your donations help us to support vulnerable children, young people and their families in the UK.
85p of every £1* we spend goes directly towards helping children, young people and their families. Your support is so important right now because levels of poverty, abuse and neglect are rising. We’ve seen a huge surge in demand for our services. Your donations help us to run these essential services, which give vulnerable children and families a vital lifeline.
We make sure that every penny you donate goes where it will have the greatest impact on children’s lives.
Most of the donations we receive from our campaigns are unrestricted. This means they’re not spent on one project or one specific area of the UK, but where the need is greatest. We wouldn’t be able to operate as a charity without this type of income. Unrestricted funds help us reach the children and young people who need us most. Funds raised from this appeal will be unrestricted and used by Action for Children for its general charitable purposes. Please see the Our Work and Impact for examples of the work we do to help children and young people and their families.
* Figure based on audited 2019/20 charity accounts that exclude subsidiary companies like commercial nurseries
Why regular donations matter
Donating a small amount every month by direct debit helps us give vulnerable children the stability they need. Our regular supporters help us carry out long-term work and keep vital projects running.