Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Remember a charity week

It’s Remember a Charity Week – an opportunity for supporters to consider leaving an incredible gift in their will, allowing charities to continue important work and plan for the future. 

We spoke to Pav and Kirsty from our Individual Giving team, to find out the ‘how’s and ‘why’s of leaving a legacy gift to Missing People.



Monday, 4 September 2017

Kevin Gosden: The Longest Silence

Kevin's son Andrew went missing in 2007. Kevin and his family have spent 10 long years since, searching for answers. This week, Kevin will mark the anniversary of his son's disappearance in an interesting and unique way, taking the opportunity to kindly raise much needed funds for Missing People.

When Andrew went missing, one of the things I noticed was how much quieter the house became. I imagine that those who have been bereaved find the same.

Monday, 28 August 2017

A Poem by Cat: In Between

A poem for those missing someone.
By Cat Cade.

I shut my eyes
And let the darkness settle into my skin
And the places in between.

Memories of colour and laughter 
dance behind my eyelids, 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Facebook Live Q&A: Publicity for missing people

From web appeals and social media, to printed posters and city billboards, publicity plays a key role in the search for a missing person and is one of the services we offer at Missing People. 

Polly, senior communications manager, and Amy, publicity and casework manager, answered some of your questions about publicity on Facebook Live last week.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Heidi: 5 things I’ve learned since working at Missing People

Heidi Maduhu recently celebrated reaching her third year at Missing People. We were interested to know what she's learnt during her time working for the charity, so she told us her top 5.

I joined Missing People as a Services Advisor and I was promoted to Services Supervisor within the year. This May, I became a Senior Service Coordinator, supporting the Return Home Interview teams both here at Head Office and in Surrey, Sussex and Hertfordshire.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Spotlight on: Eloise, Children & Young People Coordinator

A huge portion of our work involves supporting young people who are thinking of or already have run away from home. Eloise works in our Children and Young People's Services team, and tells us more about what she gets up to on a daily basis.

My name is Eloise and I'm the Children and Young People’s Coordinator. We have a core service dedicated completely to Children and Young people called Runaway Helpline that features a 1-2-1 chat system.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Emma: Singing for missing people

Emma joined the Missing People Choir after receiving support from the charity whilst her mother was missing. Here she describes her whirlwind experience of BGT and her personal journey with the choir.

I have been singing with the Missing People choir since it began in 2014. I’ve always loved singing and when I went to my first Missing People carol concert at St-Martins-in–the-Field the year my Mum was missing - it made me want to join a choir.

Around 250,000 people go missing in the UK each year. The Missing Blog aims to give a voice to all those affected by this issue.

Written by families and friends of missing people, supporters working to raise awareness of the cause, and volunteers and staff at the charity Missing People, we hope that this blog will offer a window into the issue of missing.

The charity Missing People is a lifeline when someone disappears. To find out more about Missing People and ways that you can support the charity visit www.missingpeople.org.uk.

Call or txt the charity Missing People for free on 116 000, 24/7 if you or anyone you know is affected by a disappearance.