EXCITING NEWS: We are delighted to announce that CADOGAN TATE, the international art logistics firm, are sponsoring our magical annual Candlelit Christmas Concert. This will make an enormous difference to what we are going to be able to achieve in Darfur this year. We would like to thank everyone at Cadogan Tate for their support and enthusiasm.
For the first time we will be at the beautiful church of St Peter's Eaton Square. Please put Thursday 3rd December in your diary. It promises to be a really special evening, with the choirs of Queen's Gate School London joining with The Thames Fanfare Brass. Ruth Palmer once again making a guest appearance and our Celebrities this year include JULIE ETCHINGHAM, DAVID SUCHET and RICHARD WILSON.
Glimpse the magic of our candlelit concert
We would love you to come. People say it is the best way to start the Season. A church filled with the light of candles, the voices of children and the thrilling fanfare of The Thames Fanfare Brass is memorable!
Tickets are £25 for Adults and a special price of just £15 for children (little ones are welcome too of course - no charge). For your order form please email Alex. The church is not large so please order early. For further details 07730609446
Are you challenging yourself and would like to help the most deprived children in the world? Please contact Alex for details.
WATER IS IRREPLACEABLE - help yourself to better health and help provide a Handpump for children in Darfur!
See how to have delicious, fruit filled water yourself and help children at the same time take a look at Infuse Your Life 5 % of every bottle sold will help provide water in Darfur.
Thank you Asta!
SCHOOLS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
BISHOP THOMAS GRANT SCHOOL
The sun shone brightly through the windows of the BTG main hall in Streatham, South London, as students set up their stalls for the annual Easter Fair.The Fair was the final event in the Lent charity collections programme. Among the attractions were computer games, apple dunking, shooting balloons, naming the donkey, nail painting, milk shakes and even a chocolate fountain. The BTG photo-booth proved very popular, as was the DJ stand where students could pay a small fee to request a piece of music.
John House had raised £2292.45 for Kids for Kids – “a magnificent achievement,” said Head, Mary Murray,
BOYS AT WORTH ABBEY, ST BEDE'S HOUSE have just climbed Everest!
The whole House, including two toddlers, went up AND down the stairs in their School House - the equivalent of 60 storeys each - to raise funds. Total climbed was 10,776 metres, higher in fact than Everest! A big thank you to Ted Brinkley who alone climbed the stairs 90 times! Funds raised on the night a massive £2,500 and more is coming in.
Fundraiser profile page - BT MyDonate
MICKLEFIELD SCHOOL in Reigate raised funds for a March of the Goats around their school in 2015 - to make sure children will not starve in Darfur this year. Thank you Headteacher Lyn Rose for your inspiring leadership.
Thank you EVIE for playing your flute for more goats - BUSKING is not easy, particularly when you are on your own. Well done Evie - Great effort.
Can your school help too?
If your school would like to learn more about life in Darfur and invite a speaker please let us know!
Not Alone! In Khartoum the Fabulous KHARTOUM INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - better known as KICS - has done it again!
Children in Sudan presented a cheque to volunteer Khartoum Chairman Hatim Abu Sineina to provide goats and donkeys to help children in Darfur. "Darfur is so far from Khartoum that even here it is difficult to understand how tough it is for children in Darfur every single day" said Head of the Junior School Simon McCloskey. "It is important children realise that when they are so fortunate, others, just like them, lead very different lives and need their help. They certainly do all they can to help at KICS - their swimathon is a major challenge and even the youngest make a splash. Thank you to the KICS Cooks! You did really well recently!
FAMOUS LONDON SCHOOL ADOPTS VILLAGE IN DARFUR-
Boys at The City of London School made a record breaking donation - over £87,000 for Kids for Kids. They have adopted an entire village - the lives of the children at Goz Byna will never the the same again! Not only that, this fabulous donation has enabled the City of London boys to build their own school at Azagarfa. THANK YOU EVERYONE AT CITY OF LONDON.
Can you help by supporting their latest venture - a really superb Cookery Book? To order a copy of CITY CHEF please send an email to reserve a copy at £12.99 each to include postage in the UK.
It would make a really terrific Present and help us to make a difference. "This is a beautifully produced book and the recipes are really good - all provided by parents at the school - and they are easy (well most of them!)" Patricia Parker MBE Founder.
FAMOUS PEOPLE HELP TOO:
The sale of a Lithograph by HRH The Prince of Wales funds a Kindergarten in a remote village in Darfur
Read more here:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2914981/At-school-thanks-Prints-Wales-Record-sum-Charles-s-work-helps-build-classes-Sudan.html
JOANNA LUMLEY OBE BECOMES OUR PATRON
Joanna Lumley was so upset when she heard how children are starving in Darfur right now that she immediately signed up as a Regular Supporter. "Knowing we can rely on a regular income makes a huge difference. It enables me to plan projects properly. How can anyone manage their lives if they don't know what they have to spend?" says Patricia Parker, Founder. "Joanna's support will I hope inspire others to sign up too."
To become a Regular Supporter please fill in this form. However small, your support this way would help us make a big difference.
See our Gift List and choose how you want your donation to help children
Our projects are created to be long lasting and self sustainable so that the benefit of your gift will create a lasting celebration of your present. A Handpump donated in 2002 is still providing fresh clean water today!
It's never too late to BUY A GOAT! In need of that last minute present? Ring us on 07957206440 or email us and we will sort it for you!
HOW TO SUPPORT US IF YOU ARE IN AMERICA:
To donate from the U.S.
If you are in the States and would like to get in touch with our Friends of Kids for Kids in America please email
Marie, our fabulous volunteer who runs the US Friends of Kids for Kids
See the support a Prince, a Prime Minister, a Pope, Archbishops, famous Actors, Artists and Politicians have given us!
Drawn...to Darfur (A - Z) - a set on Flickr
Celebrities helped raise over £72,000 at our Drawn...to Darfur Celebrity Auction of works of art drawn by nearly 100 famous people - including The Prince of Wales, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, famous actors, actresses, sportsmen, comedians, film producers and many more. Lord Archer and Chris Beetles were Celebrity Auctioneers.