Letters extra: Thomas Coram's legacy

25th April 2003 at 01:00

The recent review of The Man Who Saved Children ( TES , April 11) states that "Coram's Fields, a little park near Gray's Inn Road in London, commemorates one of the most remarkable figures of 18th century England." This implies that the park is all that remains of Thomas Coram's legacy.nbsp;nbsp;

In reality the Foundling Hospital charity continues today as Coram Family. In the tradition of its founder, it enables vulnerable children and young people to take responsibility for their lives and achieve their full potential. Coram Family has a reputation for pioneering work in difficult areas, as was recognised when we won the Charity Award last year. Our established services support over 1,000 very vulnerable children and young people in the care system and 800 families and children in local communities.

The influence of Thomas Coram is still strong over 250 years later.

For further information, see our website at: www.coram.org.uk

Dr Gillian Pugh OBE
Chief Executive, Coram Family
London WC1

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