The Pears Foundation helps children’s charity’s dream of new centre for Creative Therapies and Adoption Support come true with £700,000 donation

Children’s charity and leading adoption agency, Coram, yesterday celebrated the official opening of its new centre for adoption support and creative therapies located at its Kings Cross headquarters.

Named the Pears Pavilion after its lead donor, the Hampstead-based Pears Foundation, the purpose built centre will be the new base for Coram’s renowned art and music therapies and adoption support.  Coram offers these services to children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in Camden schools and throughout London to children who have been adopted through Coram and their families.

Dr Carol Homden CBE, Chief Executive of Coram, said: “The Pears Pavilion will enable us to reach more children in need than ever before and make a change in their lives forever. Our creative therapies provide a safe place where children can express difficult emotions and feelings through art, music and play, and our adoption support services help new families develop trusting relationships and loving bonds.

We are delighted that we were able to realise our dream of a new centre for creative therapies and adoption support and are hugely grateful to all of our donors, particularly our lead donor, the Pears Foundation.”

Trevor Pears CMG, Executive Chair of the Pears Foundation said: “Coram’s creative therapies and adoption support work are hugely significant because they impact on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, which we at the Pears Foundation are passionate about. We are truly impressed by Coram’s expertise in the field of adoption support and creative therapy and delighted that we could play a part in supporting vulnerable children and their families. The Pears Foundation is incredibly proud of the Pears Pavilion and to be associated with services which will touch the lives of some of London’s most vulnerable children.”

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About Coram

Coram, the UK’s oldest children’s charity has been finding new ways to help children for 275 years.  In 2015, we will touch the lives of a million children in the UK. Coram equips young people with the skills they need to make healthy life choices; supports their voice if they are in the care system and not being heard; and gives them the confidence they need to make their way in the world.

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About Pears Foundation

Pears Foundation is a British family Foundation rooted in Jewish values. Our work is concerned with positive identity and citizenship. We invest in organisations and programmes that encourage confident identities in young people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Trevor Pears CMG is the Executive Chair of the family foundation he set up in 1992 with his two brothers Mark and David

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Coram, the UK's first children's charity launched in 1739, provides intensive practical and emotional support to more than 15,000 children, young people and their families each year, and reaches a further 800,000 school children through Coram Life Education's mobile health, drug and alcohol classrooms.The charity runs one of the country's most successful voluntary adoption services and pioneers creative therapies for young children, offers parenting support and provides supported housing for young people leaving care.