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The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation: saving young lives in our son’s name

Posted on December 1st, by Fiona Spargo-Mabbs in Politics & Society. No Comments

On Tuesday 28th November, Croydon-based charity the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation marked an extraordinary year of achievement

In January 2014, our sixteen-year-old son Dan went to a party and didn’t come home. He’d made what turned out to be a fatal decision to take the drug ecstasy with a group of friends. He died two days later from multiple organ failure.

Dan was funny, kind, clever, quirky … Read More »

Halal meat on Croydon’s school menus: striking a difficult balance

Posted on May 14th, by Rosie Edser in Politics & Society. 27 comments

Rosie Edser examines how the vexed topic of halal meat impacts on children of all ethnicities in Croydon’s schools

‘But Rosie – if you buy the wrong kind of sausages for dinner we will burn in a lake of fire when we die!” said my daughter’s schoolfriend. She was 8 years old, coming to tea and we were standing in the aisle of the Turkish supermarket in … Read More »