We make life

better for


young people

Break is an innovative charity that provides hope and support for vulnerable children and young people. Based in East Anglia, we offer a ‘whole childhood’ service that represents exceptional commitment to the young people we work with and investment in their futures.

Our vision is to be the leading children’s care charity in East Anglia striving for the best outcomes for young people on the edge of care, in care and moving on from care.

We will do this by offering a pathway of connected specialist support services to ensure young people have the care they need, when and where they need it, for as long as they need it.

Hatty Christmas Week

7 - 13 December 2020

Wear a festive hat or a silly scarf, or create crazy hair and get a every single person you know to do the same! Then donate £3 - it is that simple!

Your money this Christmas will directly go to support vulnerable children and young people. Working together we can make amazing things happen.

The gift that gives twice

Wish List by Amazon

We know that some supporters want to know exactly what their cash donation pays for.

So rather than donating money to Break, we now have the option for you to gift a present which will be delivered right to our door.

Break launches newly updated eBay Hub

To reach even more shoppers, Break have launched a newly updated eBay store. The hub, based in Gorleston, offers a wide range of high quality, higher value donated items to customers online.

Shoppers can now browse from the comfort of their own home with the knowledge they are helping to make a difference to young lives.

What's it like to be a volunteer mentor?

A Volunteer Mentor is a unique position, aiming to support, walk alongside, listen and help guide the mentee. Many of the young people Break support have had contact with care professionals throughout their lives. It is so valuable to have someone just for them, who give up their time and there purely because they want to be.

A year of challenge, hope, inspiration, and achievement

2019-2020 has been a huge year for Break, seeing a lot of changes, challenges, and achievements.

From opening new charity shops to planning new art trails, new projects for our young people to a new CEO, the past 12 months have had lots in store for us.

What happens on a residential short break?

Break support a range of children and young people who have very different needs. Our residential short break homes for children with disabilities gives respite to families, leaving them with the knowledge their child is being looked after in a wonderful setting and fit for their needs.

We go beyond what is usually expected, making successes that others haven’t been able to achieve.

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Luxury Christmas Hamper Prize Draw

Our Luxury Christmas Raffle is a great way to play along and win fantastic prizes while supporting vulnerable young people for just £1 a go!

Online charity auction of top tipples and special gifts

Break is offering people the chance to buy very special Christmas gifts for loved ones (or even a special treat for yourself!) this Christmas.

The second national lockdown

In line with guidance from HM Government, Break will be closing our network of 45 high street shops from 5pm on Wednesday 4 November in compliance with the lockdown in England.