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2018 Southampton Gala Dinner raises over £64,000!

KidsOut’s 2018 Southampton Question of Sport Gala Dinner was another great success, raising over £64,000 for the charity. Over 400 people from Hampshire based companies joined KidsOut at Southampton’s Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl for a night of fun and fundraising on Friday 12th October. We were thrilled to have comedian Mike McClean hosting … Continue reading 2018 Southampton Gala Dinner raises over £64,000!

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RetroPlay raises £1,500 for KidsOut!

2018’s annual RetroPlay Movie, Gaming, & Comic Festival in Leighton Buzzard raised an astronomical £1,500 for KidsOut. This is the largest amount fundraised for the charity at a local community event! Retroplay 2018 was held on Sunday 9th September at Brooklands Middle School. The festival brings together a broad scope of popular culture categories including … Continue reading RetroPlay raises £1,500 for KidsOut!

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KidsOut’s Question of Cymru a success!

On Friday 6th April, local businesses gathered at Cardiff City Hall for a twist on the usual black tie fundraising evenings hosted by KidsOut, and put their Wales related knowledge to the test for KidsOut’s Question of Cymru, raising over £20,000! 300 business men and women gathered at the City Hall for an evening filled … Continue reading KidsOut’s Question of Cymru a success!

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A fantastic start to 2018 fundraising!

KidsOut once again returned to Elland Road Stadium, home of Leeds United, on 22nd March for our 6th annual black tie fundraising event.  The event was again in the style of popular TV quiz show ‘A Question of Sport’ – this is a format particularly enjoyed by all of our event attendees, and lends itself … Continue reading A fantastic start to 2018 fundraising!

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Food, Glorious Food!

Before Christmas KidsOut trialled a cooking workshop Fun Day in the Bedfordshire area.  This was a hugely successful, very well received Fun Day, so it was recently back by popular demand! Last month, we sent children to a Smart Raspberry Cookery workshop in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. The session ran for 2 hours at a local … Continue reading Food, Glorious Food!

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Giving Tree breaks records again!

Now that the buzz of Christmas is sadly over, it is time to reflect on the phenomenal success of the 2017 Giving Tree. A record breaking number of over 400 companies took part in this year’s toy appeal, with businesses and individuals from all corners of the UK signing up to ‘ditch Secret Santa’ and … Continue reading Giving Tree breaks records again!

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‘Battle of the Supermarkets: The Rematch’ raises over £700!

Last year was KidsOut’s inaugural Family Fun Day and Supermarket Football Match, and this year Morrisons succeeded in their mission to claim the title from Tesco! Taking place on Sunday 6th August the two supermarkets once again went head to head in a 90 minute game.  The day was in aid of KidsOut, and all … Continue reading ‘Battle of the Supermarkets: The Rematch’ raises over £700!

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Monkeying around at Monkey Bizzness Gosport!

Monkey Bizzness seems to be a popular activity for children across the UK – On the 31st of August, over 40 children and their mothers went to the Monkey Bizzness branch in Gosport and had a brilliant time. Children ran around the place with joy and smiles on their face at the fun indoor play … Continue reading Monkeying around at Monkey Bizzness Gosport!

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Just keep swimming with Dory!

Over 90 children and grown-ups attended a VIP Cinema Experience to see Finding Dory at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable. The children, as well as adults, had an absolute whale of a time watching the famous Disney Pixar cartoon.                                   … Continue reading Just keep swimming with Dory!

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5000 and more children take part in Cinesummer!

This summer, KidsOut offered a ‘Cinesummer’ scheme which involves offering free Odeon cinema ticket vouchers to disadvantaged children and young people nationally. Over 5000 children and young people, had a brilliant time seeing a film of their choice at cinemas across the UK! A popular choice this summer for children was ‘The BFG ‘. One … Continue reading 5000 and more children take part in Cinesummer!

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