Together we can deliver essential school supplies for 1,000 children who need them the most.

Through no fault of their own, over half a million children across the UK live in the poverty bracket and will go back to school hungry and without the essential supplies for the new school term.


Fighting child poverty over the school holidays

Alongside our Back to School partner, the Michael Carrick Foundation, our goal is to help families hit hardest and, with children out of school for Summer with no access to free school meals, face the prospect of returning to their new school year malnourished.

Our first official Back to School Appeal aims to help 1,000 CHILDREN across our home cities of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and London, as well as Newcastle.

How does it work & what's in the bag?

We reach out to the primary schools close to Sedulo team members and our offices, as well as charities, to find those children and families who are affected most by poor living conditions out of their control.

Through sponsorship, supporters simply select a child from our lists based on their name, age and location and purchase Back to School packs filled with learning essentials, food items and a Nando’s voucher so children can enjoy some independence, as well as hot food.

Packs are created by the Sedulo team in our office locations and distributed through our network of local community schools and charities.

Giving back...

Giving back is an integral part of our culture, enabling us to create positive change in the communities we’re a part of, with the Back to School campaign just one way we give back each year.

For over 13 years we've actively campaigned to make life easier for children living in impoverished conditions out of their control. Unfortunately, with external factors such as rising costs of living and energy crises, campaigns like this are needed more than ever.

Our Back to School Appeal follows past Sedulo initiatives such as:

  • The Sedulo Christmas Toy Appeal
  • Donating 250 learn-from-home packs to the Michael Carrick Foundation
  • Delivering tablets and laptops to support the learning of Hackney school children living in digital poverty
  • Redeveloping a previously deteriorated classroom into an inspiration room at Reddish Vale High School in Stockport to encourage pupils to strive for more.
Thank you to every Sedulo team member, client, contact and friend of the firm who has support these initiatives in the past with whatever they can afford.

And this year, because of your kindness, 1,000 children across Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Newcastle will return to their studies nourished, happier, and ready to start their next school year.
Paul Cheetham-Karcz
Managing Partner

Thank you to all of our individual & business sponsors so far...

Without your support, initiatives like the Sedulo Back to School Appeal cannot happen.

A huge thank to everyone who has supported a child living in poverty this Summer…