Leaving a gift in your will to BCCS is giving a gift to the children of the Brentwood Diocese.

With your help, we can ensure that a whole generation of children in Essex and East London can fulfil their academic, personal and spiritual potential, and lead safer and happier lives.

We believe that every child should be loved and supported. However, we know that some children experience great hardship and suffering – from bereavement and bullying, to anxiety and abuse. We provide counselling for children and young adults whose wellbeing, and mental and emotional health could be at risk and have been supporting children and young people since 1984.

Our work has changed and developed to meet the different and diverse needs of the children and schools over time and unfortunately, our workload has grown hugely in recent years. There is a growing and complex need for the services we provide and we intend to fulfil that need well into the future.

We are proud and privileged to provide a caring, professional service to children irrespective of their background or religion, and we now work in a wide variety of schools - Catholic and non-Catholic - across Essex and East London.

We recognise the importance of the family and look to care for children within the family unit where possible. The service we provide not only benefits the children we work with directly but also their families, their schools and their local communities.

In the past, legacies have played a crucial role in funding the work of  BCCS. We have become far more cost effective over that time and our core counselling work is becoming self-sustaining. However,  we are in need of additional income to help us continue to widen the reach of our core work, and to expand our services in other directions, such as the consultations in schools and the training for teachers and parents.

Should you choose to leave a legacy to us, large or small, it will help thousands of vulnerable children in Essex and East London find the support, counselling and love they so desperately need.

If you would like to talk to us further about leaving a legacy to support our work, please email our Director Bernadette or call her on 01277 712022.