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When George was seven his mother died. His father was a violent alcoholic so he was sent to live with an aunt. George's aunt beat him and made him drop out of school. Eventually he ran away.

He was sleeping rough at a bus stop when we found him. He was in nightly danger of being stolen from, beaten, raped - or even killed.

We've given George his future back. He's safe, and has a loving family. Find out how we changed his story, and how we can do the same for more children like George: http://bit.ly/2cwhsZY
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THANK YOU!! Last autumn we launched our If I Grow Up appeal and we wanted to raise enough money to reach nearly 3,000 vulnerable children living on the streets in East Africa. We raised more than £589,000 and the UK government has now matched this figure - bringing the final total to over £1million!!
Read more about the different it will make: http://bit.ly/2cnubRR
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Have you ever noticed a young person hanging around a train station? Did you question what they were doing? You might think the UK doesn't have street children, but there are vulnerable young people with nowhere to go and no one to turn to on and around our transport network.
Find out about our new programme to challenge perceptions and tackle this issue, and why one station manager is a big supporter.
Cat Gibson is a big supporter of Railway Children's Safeguarding Children on Transport programme. As shift station manager at Manchester Piccadilly she regularly came into contact with vulnerable young people.
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Jyoti barely remembers her parents. She worked as a housemaid from the age of 10. “I was scared every day because I knew that anyone in the house could beat me for my smallest mistakes.”
She'd never been to school and her future was bleak - until she met Rani. Read Jyoti's story: http://bit.ly/29UWLFG
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#HappyFathersDay!
We recently shared how we reunited Issa with his sons Kanu and Joshi - if you missed it read more here: http://bit.ly/1RwOhA6
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We fully support the call for scrapping the ‘absent’ category. Children face many risks, including sexual exploitation, when they fall through the net. We believe all children deserve the opportunity to access the help and support they need to stay safe and to prevent them going missing again.
A new ‘absent’ category should be scrapped says Ann Coffey, Labour chair of all-party group of MPs
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Tune in tonight at 7pm and please share with anyone who might be interested!
You can find out more about the project here: http://bit.ly/2clQqV8
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Our Mount Kenya trekkers are at the airport and ready for the adventure of a lifetime! It's going to be a tough few days on the mountain, but their efforts will help us reach children who face a daily challenge to stay safe on the streets.

Safe travels and good luck!

(You can follow #RCMountKenya on Twitter for their progress.)
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A big thank you and congratulations to all our #RideLondon cyclists! Your training and fundraising helps us to be there for children who have no-one to turn to. You're changing children's lives. For good.
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No family. No hope. No future. If you don't fight for her, no-one will.

In India’s children’s homes we found a lost generation of girls who don’t go to school. Early marriage or sex work - they face a bleak choice to survive.

Find out how we're giving these forgotten girls hope and a future: http://bit.ly/29D8Hzi
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We've seen supporters conquering some huge sporting challenges this year already - with lots more to come! If you're considering taking on your own challenge and would like to change the lives of street children at the same time, we'd love to hear from you.

We can help with fundraising ideas and tips, plus you'd receive a sought after Railway Children t-shirt or vest!

We liked this photo of the Carillion Eiffage Kier team showing how Tough Mudder is done...
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Having a safe place to sleep is a luxury most children on the streets don't have. They often sleep in groups for protection, but rape and beatings are a nightly risk.
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We fight for children living on the streets
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Railway Children is an international children's charity. We fight for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’.

They run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because there is nowhere else to go and no one left to turn to. The problems they face on the streets are often even worse than those they endured at home. Every day we fight to change their story.

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