Thank you again for your support for KidsOut through attending the Question of Sport dinner, supporting the Giving Tree initiative or any other fundraising you may have done. KidsOut can only achieve its mission to bring fun and happiness to vulnerable children through the generous donations of companies and individuals like yourself.
For those of you who are not familiar with KidsOut, please visit their website here.
However, the long-term survival of our work is at risk. The Coronavirus outbreak has forced KidsOut to cancel or postpone all Fundraising events over the next 3-6 months resulting in a loss of over £400k. With events making up over 50% of KidsOut’s cash income, this loss will be devastating for our children’s services. To put this into context, this income would have funded a minimum of 15,000 Fun Days out or 4,000 Toy Boxes for vulnerable children being rehomed. Quite simply, without cash donations KidsOut cannot support some of the UK’s most vulnerable children.
However, all hope is not lost. If half the guests that attended last year’s event signed up for a £10 direct debit for the next six months (averaging 30p a day), this would ensure KidsOut could maintain its services and continue to bring fun and happiness to children living through extreme difficulty at no fault of their own. While KidsOut supports children from a range of backgrounds, including those living with critical health issues, disabilities, or in economic hardship, some of our most vulnerable beneficiaries are children fleeing domestic abuse for the safety of a refuge. We are the only national charity focusing on the needs of children in refuge and work with every Women’s Aid refuge in the UK. Without intervention, only 26% of children relocated away from refuge won’t have turned to drugs or crime by the age of 18. However, with direct support from groups like KidsOut, 86% will not. KidsOut breaks the cycle, reminding children that someone does care.
At a time when many children will now be in quarantine in refuges across the country, they need our services more than ever to experience fun and happiness while living through extreme difficulty. As soon as the social distancing restrictions are lifted, we can get back to taking children on Fun Days out to theatres, cinemas, and other exciting activities beneficial the protection and preservation of a child’s welfare. COVID-19 will come to an end and when it does we need to make sure that we are in the best possible shape to get straight back to doing what we do best as the ‘fun and happiness’ charity: putting smiles on the faces of children.
Click here to sign up for a direct debit of £10 a month and help us support the UK’s most vulnerable children at this trying time*
There are other ways to donate if you do not wish to set up a direct debit:
Here are some of the things your donation could help fund:
Thank you for your continued support. It is fair to say that KidsOut has never needed your support more than it does now.
CEO: G Moulds KidsOut
*The online donation pages will ask if you would like to leave a “Voluntary Gift” to Charity Checkout. If you do not wish to do this, select “Other” in the drop-down menu and enter £0.
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