When we started offering play packs to the children of Camden last week, we had no way of knowing that there was such a huge unmet need in our community.

Since we launched our play pack scheme, we have been overwhelmed not just with the number of requests, but also by the stories of parents who have contacted us. We've heard from parents who have been living in small flats with 3 or 4 children, single parents from overseas without family or government support and parents who broke down crying because we were the first people to check up on them since the shutdown began. 

While these play packs are a simple idea, they make a very real difference in the lives of the children who receive them. 

Wondering what's in a play pack? Let Thuba, a play pack recipient and young volunteer, show you: