Go MAD on March the 9th

Have loads of fun whilst Making A Difference to the lives of vulnerable children by getting involved in Railway Children’s MAD Day on March 9th.

Get involved

Participation is easy and fun, anyone can get involved from schoolchildren to Company Directors. Have a MAD Hatter’s tea party or pay to bean the boss – do something MAD for money and help the Railway Children keep street children safe. There are lots of ideas to help you have a great day on the Railway Children’s MAD Day pages here .

Did you know?

30% of Britain’s young runaways are 12 or under.

An estimated 11 million children are on the streets in India

There are an estimated 5 million orphans in Tanzania and Kenya

A few pennies here and there make all the difference


15p is enough to provide a street child in India with a meal

40p will feed a vulnerable child living on the streets of Kenya for a full day


£1 will provide a street child with the basic materials they need to read and write

£2 could pay for a child living on the streets of India to go to informal school for a whole week


£10 provides clothing and toiletries for a runaway child at a refuge in the UK

£12 could pay for a complete medical assessment for a street child


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