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Rugby FunDay a winner with children in refuge!

On the 8th of April 2017, children and their mothers from refuges in the London area went to see a fantastic game of rugby! The match was between Saracens and Harlequins, at Wembley Stadium. The game was heart-racing and exciting, with Saracens scoring an impressive victory of 40-19, beating the Harlequins. The sun was shining gloriously and the families … Continue reading Rugby FunDay a winner with children in refuge!

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Kids had an ‘Eggs-ellent’ time this Easter!

During the Easter half term, over 234 children and adults from refuges across the UK enjoyed their break by visiting their local farms, zoos and wildlife parks. These included: Battersea Park Zoo, Swithens Farm, Lancaster Farm and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. The families were able to create positive memories by seeing the animals and being able … Continue reading Kids had an ‘Eggs-ellent’ time this Easter!

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Fantastic Night of Fundraising at the KidsOut Question of Sport London!

The KidsOut Question of Sport London raised over £51,000 on Thursday 4th May 2017, to help KidsOut provide Fun & Happiness to disadvantaged children! Over 300 people attended the black-tie dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, which was hosted by radio presenter Mike Osman, while football manager and former Arsenal star David O’Leary acted as quiz … Continue reading Fantastic Night of Fundraising at the KidsOut Question of Sport London!

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Oak Bank School – Toys Out feedback

Oak Bank School caters for young people with complex social, emotional and mental needs (SEMH). In the past we have run badminton sessions for some of their students to boost their confidence and just have fun! During our “Toys Out” scheme, Ms Foster from Oak Bank school collected lots of toys including lego, trucks, furniture, … Continue reading Oak Bank School – Toys Out feedback

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One man, 400 miles, 6 days

The Black Lion’s very own Paul Bond has taken on a mammoth sponsored challenge in aid of KidsOut.  Paul cycled from London to Paris over 4th to 7th April, with a single resting day, and then ran the Paris marathon on the 9th April, raising £5,000 for KidsOut in the process! Paul cycled to Paris … Continue reading One man, 400 miles, 6 days

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A Mehhh-rry time at Bucks Goat Centre

On the 4th of April, families from refuge within the Buckinghamshire area visited the Bucks Goat Centre in Aylesbury. The children had the chance to take part in a variety of activities, from petting the pigs, to feeding the goats and playing in the sand pit! One refuge worker has said, “The trip enabled the … Continue reading A Mehhh-rry time at Bucks Goat Centre

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Navigant DIY SOS

Last week on Wednesday 5th April, 13 volunteers from Navigant took part in their second DIY day for KidsOut at a London refuge, to transform the refuge’s playroom and garden. Working tirelessly throughout the day, the team cut back and tidied the overgrown garden, cleaned all the toys and transformed the playroom with a fresh … Continue reading Navigant DIY SOS

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KidsOut take on Liverpool Half Marathon 2017

5 brave runners took to the roads of Liverpool on Sunday to run the 13.1 mile route in the name of fundraising for KidsOut. The 24th Liverpool Half Marathon, sponsored again by Vitality, is now one of the North West’s biggest half marathon events.  The route takes in some of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks, parks … Continue reading KidsOut take on Liverpool Half Marathon 2017

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KidsOut Office-ial Tough Mudder

KidsOut staff members have decided to set the example this year and take part in their own sponsored event. Team KidsOut consists of six members of staff and three friends and family, who will be taking on the Henley-on-Thames Tough Mudder on the 7th May 2017. The group has a combined fundraising target of £2,500 … Continue reading KidsOut Office-ial Tough Mudder

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They’re Not Just Volunteers; They’re M&S Volunteers

From the 13th to 17th March 2017, 70 volunteers from Marks & Spencer have kindly provided us with their support in toy auditing and packing Toy Boxes for the children we support. As well as from their London head office, volunteers also traveled from the local three counties stores including St Albans, Bedford, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and many … Continue reading They’re Not Just Volunteers; They’re M&S Volunteers

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