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KidsOut needs your help to raise £80,000 to enable KidsOut to give 8,000 children and mothers in refuge the opportunity to go to the cinema (or a similar fun experience depending on what restrictions allow at the time); also providing popcorn, a soft drink and sweets for the children. It will cost about £10 per person, thus KidsOut are trying to raise £80k and every penny donated will go directly to support this initiative.
In a recent KidsOut survey the cinema was the number one choice voted by the children for their preferred fun day out A day out like this will give children something to look forward to and happy memories to last a lifetime.
KidsOut normally take approximately 30,000 children out to theme parks and other outdoor attractions across the UK on the second Wednesday in June every year; unfortunately due to Covid 19 we are unable to do this so the children are missing out on a day that they so look forward to.
Every penny raised from 'KidsIn 8000' will be spent on families in refuge.
This can be any activity that people dream up such as cooking, walking, running, skipping, weightlifting and around the numbers 8, 80, 800 or 8000. For example run 8 miles a day, cook 80 fairy cakes, do 800 press ups in one week etc. Challenges can take place on one day or over the entire week.
While the UK is facing an unprecedented health crisis, there has been a stark rise in domestic violence witnessed by children. There's been a 25% increase in calls to refuges which unfortunately are all nearly full. Social distancing measures have compounded the extreme isolation many of these children already face while in refuge, with most living through this crisis restricted to a single room with their mother and siblings. In the coming weeks and months more mothers and children will require the sanctuary of a women’s refuge.
KidsOut are currently supporting children and families through these tough times, by bringing them fun and happiness via toys and other activities. Through out April, we have provided every family in refuge with two £25 supermarket vouchers and every child in Women's Aid refuge with over £100 worth of toys, thanks to the support from our partner Churchill and the Direct Line Group. But we want to do more and need more funds to enable us to support more children.
Visit www.kidsout.org.uk/kidsin to find out more about how we are helping them already
If you would like get involved then please click top right and select either:
- Fundraise for us to set up an individual page
- Create a team for a team page
- Make a donation via the donate option
From all at KidsOut thank you for your generosity.
KidsIn 8000 has launched a fundraising campaign, show your support with a donation!