Magical Candlelit Christmas Concert 2024

Join us and celebrity friends for our Annual Candlelit Christmas Concert on Thursday 5th December 2024!  Once again our Candlelit Concert will be held at St Peter’s Church in Eaton Square, London.  This is the perfect start to the Christmas season – Carols by Candlelight. It has always been a star-studded evening, with readings from our wonderful Patrons Dame Joanna Lumley DBE FRGS, Miriam Margolyes OBE, Timothy West CBE and the Lord Cope of Berkeley PC. We are delighted that Thames Fanfare Brass will once again be raising the roof.  What would a Christmas Concert be without a Trumpet Fanfare?!  The angelic voices of the Queen’s Gate School Choirs will fill the church with gorgeous songs, together with wonderful harp music by Lesley Magee, and there will, of course, be plenty of favourite Christmas Carols too for you to join in! The concert will begin at 7.00pm and will be followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies (included in your ticket). Tickets will be available shortly – but please do mark the date in your diaries for now! Please email contact@kidsforkids.org.uk with any Read more…

Our Goats help save lives – but now they desperately need our help

Sudan has been plunged into a humanitarian crisis. Since fighting broke out in April 2023, which has turned into genocide in Darfur, more people have been displaced in Sudan than in the rest of the world combined, according to the United Nations. The UN describes the situation in Darfur as the ‘worst, most cruel humanitarian catastrophe in the world today’. For families struggling to survive in remote villages in Darfur, the Goats you have helped us provide are more than just livestock; they are a lifeline to thousands of families trapped in inexcusable violence. If families are able to find food in these heart-breaking conditions, they are living off one scant unpalatable meal a day – assida, a tasteless mix of sorghum and water. There is no protein. Children are left malnourished with bloated stomachs and stunted development. But our Goats really have been saving their lives. Our Goats have been providing milk to starving children and giving them the protein they desperately need to survive. BUT now these Goats need our help to survive too. Sadly, with the ongoing fighting, Read more…

Take on a Challenge in 2024 to save Children’s Lives

This New Year could you take on a challenge and change children’s lives long-term? Children in Darfur, Sudan, need us this year more than ever. Why don’t you start 2024 by setting yourself a challenge that will not only help you achieve your personal goals but also explore a beautiful place and most important of all, raise funds for the underprivileged families of Darfur? It’s like achieving three objectives with one thing! What will YOUR Challenge be in 2024? There’s only one thing to decide – How YOU want to raise your money! Whether it’s walking a mile, hiking the highest mountain or fearlessly jumping 13,000 feet out of a plane, there is something for everyone, your efforts really will make a difference to the children of Darfur. So set a challenge, set a date, set up a fundraising page and start raising funds for the children of Darfur.  We can help! Every little bit of fundraising can help, just £50 will buy a goat for a family in Darfur and help them out of poverty. For more details and inspiration, visit Read more…

Make a Will for FREE this month!

A gift in your will can transform a child’s life now and for future generations to come.  We are excited to announce that we have partnered with iForm to offer you the opportunity to have your Will written for FREE! It takes around 30 minutres to write your Will with iForm and normally costs £195. Save yourself £195 and make sure your loved ones are looked after by making the most of this FREE will-writing service with iForm.   iForm is offering to write 10 basic wills for supporters of Kids for Kids iForm was set up to deliver a service which is completely different to traditional firms providing ‘Estate Planning’ services. ​Estate planning is the preparation of tasks that serve to manage an individual’s asset base in the event of their incapacitation or death. The planning includes the bequest of assets to heirs and the settlement of estate taxes. ​iForm is here to work with you to create and plan the perfect, lasting legacy for those you care about the most.  Removing the complexity, simplifying the language and helping to Read more…

Christmas Concert Raises Funds to Save Children’s Lives

Dame Joanna Lumley DBE FRGS,  Bibi Heal, Stephen Barlow, the Lord Cope of Berkeley PC, and our wonderful supporters and friends have all helped spread Christmas cheer across the globe and raise a fabulous £16,736 in vital funds for the forgotten children of Darfur. Did you miss our Candlelit Christmas Concert this year? Here’s a link to the whole magical experience After the success of last year, Kids for Kids took the magic online once again to share a celebratory mulled wine and mince pie live on Zoom with international friends and enjoy the beautiful Candlelit Christmas concert, which took place on 6th December in St Peter’s Church, London. Patricia Parker OBE, Founder of Kids for Kids, was delighted to welcome supporters from all over the World including Albania, Norway, California and Australia! “It was so special to be able to celebrate the start of the festive season together once again at the beautiful St Peter’s Church in London and then share the magic with our international friends again online,” said Patricia Parker, Founder of Kids for Kids.  “Just think Read more…

Goats: A Lifeline for families in Darfur, Sudan

Since April 2023, Sudan has been plunged into a humanitarian crisis. Since fighting broke out in Sudan, which has turned into genocide in Darfur, more than seven million people have been forced to flee their homes (UN figures). The UN describes the situation in Darfur as the ‘worst, most cruel humanitarian catastrophe in the world today’, despite Palestine and Ukraine. For families living in remote villages in Darfur, Sudan, who are struggling to survive, goats are more than just livestock; they are a lifeline to thousands of families trapped in inexcusable violence.  Normal life has almost collapsed, including health care. Kids for Kids has been providing a package of grassroots projects, identified, and run by the villages themselves. Our key project is our Goat Loan.   Not only do our goats provide essential protein, minerals and vitamins – but now as everyone is malnourished in the wake of soaring inflation – new-born babies are given goat’s milk – the nearest thing to mother’s milk.   The little flock a mother builds up provides an income for the poorest people in the Read more…

Dame Joanna Lumley with Kids for Kids Founder Patricia Parker OBE

Joanna Lumley Doubles your Donations this Christmas

Donate to Kids for Kids this December and your donations will be doubled by Dame Joanna Lumley DBE FRGS, our wonderful Patron, and special friends. Give the ultimate Christmas present – the gift of life to a child in Darfur, Sudan. With appalling violence across the country your support is needed now more than ever. Millions have fled but the children and their families who remain in remote villages are in urgent need of our help. All donations this December – up to £27,500 will be doubled – a whopping £55,000 to help children facing starvation right now. Can you help? For just £50, you can buy a goat for a child providing protein-rich milk – the only source of protein, minerals and vitamins for countless children. Food has never been so scarce. Your donation of one goat will be immediately doubled – two goats!           For £15, you can give the gift of seeds to a family that has no other source of food. There are no markets in many areas – it is just Read more…

A Local boy with a Goat

Delivering emergency aid

It has been a terrible year since the violence erupted in April in Sudan. Virtually no aid reaches remote villages in Darfur. Families who live in remote villages, hundreds of miles away from the regional capital El Fasher in North Darfur, have been left with nothing. Kids for Kids is the only organisation helping these communities who live out of sight of the world. At long last we have found a means of delivering emergency aid to remote villages in North Darfur right now. One of the problems was that banks across the country had closed and with inflation sky high it has been impossible to find means of helping. Our volunteers are exceptional people, despite all their anxieties for their own families, they are keen to help Kids for Kids deliver assistance to our villages. During the many years of violence, Kids for Kids has always managed to support families. I am optimistic that even now our volunteers will not give up. Sorghum, mosquito nets, veterinary drugs, and most important of all, spare parts and repair kits for hand Read more…

Attendees of Kids for Kids Fly-Fishing Event enjoying their lunch

Fishing Day – a Triumph!

What a wonderful time everyone had at Park Lake, Albury, for the annual Kids for Kids’ Fishing Day last month! Thanks to the Duke of Northumberland and Earl Percy, Kids for Kids had exclusive use of the beautiful lake for a memorable day – fishing, terrific lunch and delicious homemade cakes and treats, made by a host of volunteers.   And best of all, our Fishing Day raised £2,000. It is especially poignant this year to raise this amount as the health service across Sudan has virtually collapsed.   Can you imagine how young mothers feel with no access to medical help?  Families are moving to our villages because we fund two midwives in every one of them.  There are 110 so far.  Midwives have never been needed more and now, with this £2,000, we can train another. And the fishing?   It was terrific.  Held later than in past years the water was cooler – and the fish started following the flies.   15 beautiful rainbow trout were landed – the heaviest 2.5 lbs.    The day always starts with sizzling sausages and hot Read more…