Marylebone Christmas Lights

The Marylebone Christmas Lights supports School Home Support

Education has long been recognised as the key to social mobility and future life chances, yet children from the most deprived areas are over three times more likely to be persistently absent than those from the least deprived. 

SHS supports children and families to alleviate the impact of issues such as poverty, domestic violence and housing problems on children's education. By tackling issues at home, SHS works to ensure that children facing severe disadvantage at home are able to attend and achieve at school. 

On average, one child in every classroom in England misses out on two years of school through no fault of their own. The vast majority of children who are persistently absent from school are facing severe disadvantage at home. Poverty; domestic violence; substance misuse and family breakdown are common issues we come across. When they grow up, they are more likely to be unemployed or end up in prison. They become trapped in an intergenerational cycle of poor school attainment, unemployment and poverty that can persist for generations.

Children and families facing severe issues at home often do not know who they can turn to, while schools do not have the capacity to provide the intensive level of support they require. This is where School-Home Support becomes absolutely critical. Since 1984, School Home Support have been placing specialist practitioners in schools. Their practitioners provide practical and emotional support to children and families to overcome these issues while providing a unique bridge between home and school. 

Help us support School Home Support at the Marylebone Chrismtas Lights event! You can do this by:

  • Donating to the collection buckets dotted around the streets in exchange for flashing wands
  • Donating to collection tins at various stalls around the event area and at till points in several Marylebone retailers
  • Buying from the Christmas Lights Information Tent (all proceeds go to SHS)
  • Having a ride on the Big Wheel (all proceeds go to SHS)
  • Buying a ticket at the tombola stand (all proceeds go to SHS)
  • Adding £1 to your bill at participating restaurants in the area
  • Visiting the SHS stand and making a donation

Wednesday 15th November
Lights on at 6pm

School Home Support stand situated on Marylebone High Street (opposite Rachel Riley)