The Martin Roberts Foundation

Tackling childhood sadness through the medium of a storybook.

The Martin Roberts Foundation is the brainchild of TV presenter and property expert, Martin Roberts as a vehicle to raise money through donations and sponsorship to support carefully selected educational and well-being initiatives for children and young people. As a Father himself and a long time supporter and campaigner for the NSPCC, Martin set up the charity to help address the need for ongoing awareness of charities like Childline amongst children and young people. 


In a world where childhood mental health issues are making the headlines regularly, Martin and The Foundation want to show children that there CAN BE A BETTER WAY and that help is out there, no matter how big or small the problem is.

Basil Brush Reads SADSVILLE and Helps Kids Home schooling 
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You can now watch Basil Brush reading SADSVILLE. 

There's also a Home Study workbook that helps children consider their emotions and reach out for help if they are sad for any reason. 

For teachers, there's a whole range of support materials from a Lesson Plan to a suggested assembly.



The Martin Roberts Foundation is currently delivering the SADSVILLE CAMPAIGN.

As part of his children's book series, 'The Villes' Martin has written a book, SADSVILLE especially to support the work of the NSPCC Childline service. His aim is to deliver a FREE copy of this book to every Year 4 (age 8/9 year old) child in the UK.

Watch a BBC News report on the Hampshire launch...



Make a Donation

Make a one off or regular donation through our Just Giving page. Safe in the knowledge that Every £ donated goes straight to the work of the Foundation.

Donate as you shop

Donate without spending your own money by simply choosing the Martin Roberts Foundation as your nominated charity through EasyFundraising when you buy from thousands of online retailers.


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Wesleyan Chambers, Park Road, Paulton, Bristol, BS39 7QQ

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