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Volunteers help audit thousands of toys!

Over the Christmas period KidsOut received in the region of 45,000 toys (this includes the Giving Tree, Toy Fair, and other Christmas donations). Throughout January to March, the KidsOut team and many willing and generous volunteers audited the entirety of these donations across our two storage sites in Milton Keynes and Birmingham. The team would like to … Continue reading Volunteers help audit thousands of toys!

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World Stories Wednesday: Pandora’s Box

After a short break, KidsOut is happy to welcome you to this week’s World Stories Wednesday! Every week, KidsOut showcases one of the amazing tales from our World Stories database, giving you a flavour of the breadth and diversity of our collection. This week’s story is Pandora’s Box. The Greek gods give a mysterious box to … Continue reading World Stories Wednesday: Pandora’s Box

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in Basingstoke!

Towards the end of March, groups from the Basingstoke area joined intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear at the current touring show of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ at The Haymarket in Basingstoke. In collaboration with our partner ‘Kenny Wax Productions’, KidsOut has sent a total of 268 children and adults to theatre … Continue reading We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in Basingstoke!

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Leeds Gala Dinner breaks records with £132,000 raised!

Click here to visit our Facebook page for photos from our Leeds Question of Sport 2019 event! KidsOut’s 2019 Leeds Question of Sport Gala Dinner was a phenomenal success, raising a record-breaking £132,000 for the charity. This is £22,000 more than the 2018 Question of Sport, making this year’s Leeds Gala Dinner the most successful KidsOut … Continue reading Leeds Gala Dinner breaks records with £132,000 raised!

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KidsOut Outreach Service

With the recent closures of refuges in the UK and families spending longer in refuge waiting to be rehoused, KidsOut have been keen to reach all children living in safe houses and outreach who could benefit from the joy of new toys. Consequently, this year we have launched our KidsOut Outreach Service with the help of our … Continue reading KidsOut Outreach Service

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Curry and Quiz Night raises £1,000!

On Monday 25th March, one of Leighton Buzzard’s finest Indian restaurants, the Lime Tree, hosted a curry and quiz night in aid of the locally based charity KidsOut and the Town Mayor’s other chosen charities: Autism Bedfordshire and Macmillan Cancer Support. Organised by KidsOut’s Local Community Committee chairman, Councillor Alan Brandham, and Lime Tree owner … Continue reading Curry and Quiz Night raises £1,000!

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Spring trips to KidZania!

Throughout March KidsOut provided 92 disadvantaged children with the opportunity attend the wonderful world of KidZania, the indoor city run by kids! Groups of children aged 4–14 attended a four-hour experience where they explored sixty real-life role play adventures and tested their skills in a multitude of professions. These included the opportunity to work in … Continue reading Spring trips to KidZania!

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KidsOut takes on Tough Mudder!

10-12 miles. 20+ obstacles. Blood. Sweat. Probably a few tears. But mostly LOTS and LOTS of mud! This is what awaits the 12 brave (or crazy?) KidsOut staff members (+ friends and family) taking on the Tough Mudder challenge on Saturday 4th May. Tough Mudder is one of the toughest events on the planet. Designed to test every … Continue reading KidsOut takes on Tough Mudder!

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World Stories Wednesday: The Ant and the Elephant

After a short break, KidsOut is happy to welcome you to this week’s World Stories Wednesday! Every week, KidsOut showcases one of the amazing tales from our World Stories database, giving you a flavour of the breadth and diversity of our collection. This week’s story is The Ant and the Elephant. This story follows an ant … Continue reading World Stories Wednesday: The Ant and the Elephant

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Snow White Panto Trips in Leeds!

On Sunday 20th January, KidsOut provided the opportunity for 100 children to see the Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs pantomime at The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. The fun-filled retelling of this timeless classic was enjoyed by all those who attended. One mother told us how much the trip meant for her and her family, saying “This is something … Continue reading Snow White Panto Trips in Leeds!

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