Cheam School supporting Kids for Kids

Patricia Reports:  “Cheam School are putting on a big Christmas Fair tomorrow (25th November 2015) in aid of Kids for Kids. I visited them yesterday to bring them up to date with our news.  The children asked very perceptive questions about dirty water and how dangerous it is to drink, and about going to school . Teachers remembered me telling them I was hoping to build our first Kindergarten, and yesterday I was able to show them pictures of our fourth! ” Would you like to help make a difference with your school?  Get in touch if you would like some leaflets, a collecting tin, or even want to book a guest speaker! contact@kidsforkids.org.uk  

John House Raise over £8,000 for Kids for Kids

John House Raise over £8,000 for Kids for Kids Bishop Thomas Grant School’s four houses, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John will be working hard again this year to beat last year’s total charity collection of over £17,000. Each of the four houses also has its own individual charity, Kids for Kids being the chosen charity for John House under the leadership of Head of Geography Ms Wilson, and over the last four years John House has raised over £8,000 for Kids for Kids – a phenomenal achievement. To mark the exceptional contribution made by Bishop Thomas Grant’s John House to Kids for Kids, Deputy Headteacher Miss Murray arranged for the Chairman and founder of Kids for Kids Patricia Parker to speak at an assembly about the work of the charity in Darfur where poverty and malnourishment are still prevalent. A rather nice surprise greeted the students in the form of Patrick Doyle, former Bishop Thomas Grant student and now a successful businessman who is a Trustee of Kids for Kids in his spare time. Our photo shows (l-r) Bishop Thomas Grant School Headteacher Read more…

London Triathlon 2016 – do it for Kids for Kids!

The world’s largest and London’s only major triathlon will take place on 6th & 7th August 2016. http://www.thelondontriathlon.com/About If YOU want to take part, for Kids for Kids, please CONTACT US!!!! New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner…. the earlier we book your place, the less the charity has to pay, so please don’t delay! Every £38 we save and / or every £38 you raise is another goat for milk for the children in Darfur. Thank you! alex@kidsforkids.org.uk (go on, email me now!)

Delamere Dairy Supporting Kids for Kids

We are hugely grateful to everyone at Delamere Dairy for supporting Kids for Kids.  They love goats as much as we do, and have supported Kids for Kids in lots of ways over the last few years and their long standing customers may remember the ‘Blankets for Darfur’ campaign a few Christmases ago.  Have a look at the Delamere website here. Exciting news – Delamere Dairy are pleased to be offering Delamere Dairy cuddly toy goats in exchange for 15 tokens (+ £3.50 postage & handling) which can be found on cartons of our fresh goats’ milk. For every goat collected, Delamere Dairy will donate 50p to Kids for Kids.  Isn’t that fantastic?  Click here to read more.

ABSEIL DOWN ONE OF THE HIGHEST CATHEDRALS IN THE COUNTRY

Fancy doing something totally nuts for charity this year? Join us and abseil down Guildford Cathedral for Kids for Kids!  Our team of 24 is filling up fast, with only a few places left… Please do click on the links below to sponsor these incredibly brave people, including our very own Kate and Alex, a whole team from Handcross Park School and 14 friends who have stepped up to make this wonderful event a big success.  Please click on the link to sponsor your friends! 1) Kate: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/katesabseil 2) Alex: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/sandersons2016 3) Michaela: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/michaelasabseil 4) Alison: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/alisonsabseil 5) Hayley: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hayleywilliams1 6) – 13) (8 places) Handcross Park School team: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/handxpark2016 14) Maureen: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/maureensabseil Let’s raise as much as we can for the children in Darfur, thank you! Online donations pages are work in progress.  If you are looking for a particular person’s donations page or if you have any questions, please ask Alex:  alex@kidsforkids.org.uk

Pedalling For Dear Life – Well Done Graham!

81-Year-Old Graham Cycles Around Wales for Children In Darfur #PedallingForDearLife – He did it! Sponsor Graham – click here!  You would think that at the ripe old age of 81 most of us would be taking life a little easier but not so for Wareham resident and keen cyclist Graham Baynes who has just successfully completed cycling 475 miles around Wales to raise money for his favourite charity Kids for Kids, the charity set up to help save the children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan. For his 80th Birthday, Graham treated himself to a cycle from Dorset to Edinburgh and raised over £3000 for Kids for Kids.  We wonder where his 82nd birthday will take him next year! Congratulations Graham, we are very proud of you!    It’s not too late to sponsor! Here’s the link: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/pedallingfordearlife2015/243663 (Graham’s sponsorship page will be live until the end of October 2015 Thank you!)

Water – Children in Darfur are in desperate need, but we can make a difference.

“How must mothers feel as they face each day, knowing that their children are thirsty, in a country where temperatures soar, and where the wind dries everything as it sweeps across the desert scrub?” Patricia Parker MBE, Founder Kids for Kids Donate for Water in Darfur now, click here, thank you! Water – a major problem in Darfur As you read this, children in Darfur villages in Sudan are walking for hours across the desert in search of water. They are missing school, childhood, and are in danger of being attacked on their journey as violence increases in Darfur. There is water, but it is underground – if only families could afford a handpump.  Many supporters are fundraising with a sponsored Walk for Water – Please will you help too? Walking for water destroys childhood Imagine you are 9 years old.  Every day you miss school because you have to walk seven hours or more across scorching sand to fetch every drop of water which you and your younger brothers and sisters need to stay alive.  You are thirsty, you Read more…

Our Second Kindergarten has opened its doors

NEW KINDERGARTEN OPENED IN REMOTE VILLAGE IN NORTH DARFUR, SUDAN, THANKS TO JOANNA LUMLEY, PATRON OF KIDS FOR KIDS Villagers in Abu Digeise, North Darfur, never thought that their dream of a kindergarten for their children could become reality.  But dreams can come true, even in Darfur, one of the most isolate and neglected regions in the world.    The Kids for Kids Joanna Kindergarten opened its doors for the first time to small children in their remote village in September. “The absence of education for young children means that they lack essential stimulation during the crucial formative years of their lives.   Opportunities are lost which can never be regained, and which diminish the development potential of the children forever” says Mary Clark, UN Poverty Alleviation Consultant.   98% of women in the villages of Darfur are illiterate, yet they know that education is the best way out of poverty.   The UN World Health Organisation  reported  that Darfur has the highest incidence of malnutrition in Sudan.  28% of children are acutely malnourished.  Mothers cannot afford to feed their families.  People walk long distances to fetch every Read more…

The Cadogan Tate Candlelit Christmas Concert

Join David Suchet, Julie Etchingham, Richard Wilson and The Lord Cope at our magical Candlelit Christmas Concert at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, generously sponsored by Cadogan Tate,  for an evening of Carols, Candlelight and Celebrity Readings.  The fabulous choirs of Queen’s Gate School and the thrilling sound of The Thames Fanfare Brass will perform for us and Ruth Palmer will be making a special guest appearance.  This is the perfect way to start the festive season.

Doors open at 6.30 pm and the concert will start at 7 pm.

Tickets – Adults £25 Children £15 minimum donation

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