Making big strides for traumatised children

Keen runner Amy Payne is nervous about her next big event – the Northampton Half Marathon to raise money for KidsAid. Despite having run half marathons in the past there have been two years and a baby in between, so she’s stepping up the training. Amy, who is mother to Layla, one, and Corey, six, said: “I started running to lose the baby weight I’d gained with my son, then I got the bug. “But this race is about more […]

Running to raise awareness of child abuse

Reiki master Berni Anderson is in training for her first half-marathon – she’s never run more than 10 miles before so Sunday, September 4, will be a big day. Not just in terms of her personal fitness goals, but her drive to raise awareness of child abuse and the effects of neglect and domestic violence of parents on their sons and daughters. Berni, 36, who is a foster carer from Delapre, Northampton, said: “What goes on behind closed doors can […]

Whittlebury Charity Shopping Fair

We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the 3 charities supported by this year’s Whittlebury Charity Shopping Fair sponsored by Knight Frank. This is a fantastic event held at The Orangery and Pavilion at Whittlebury Park on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th September 2015. There will be a number of exciting stalls at the event selling a range of things including gifts, clothing, home and garden accessories and jewelry. Tickets are just £5 and 100% of the […]

Children In Need

KidsAid is thrilled to have been selected for a substantial award of nearly eighty thousand pounds by Children In Need. Trustees expressed delight at the award after a rigorous application process. The sum will help us in our work to assist vulnerable children. We will announce more soon.

Run in the Northampton Half Marathon for KidsAid!

KidsAid has been invited to take part in the 2015 Northampton Half Marathon in collaboration with Go Beyond Sport. The event which takes place on Sunday 6th September starts at the Guildhall in the town centre and heads off to the surrounding countryside, providing a picturesque backdrop for your run, before finishing in the shadow of Delapre Abbey. If you fancy the challenge of running the Northampton Half Marathon on behalf of KidsAid, the entry form and details can be found here. If […]

Students from Northampton High School get underway with their fundraising!

Students from Artemis House at Northampton High School have raised £56.79 for KidsAid! The fundraising team asked students and staff to bring in any spare change they had and organised it into the shape of the KidsAid logo. This is only one of the events that the students will be organising throughout the Autumn term in order to raise funds for KidsAid. Thank you to all who donated and we look forward to hearing about the next events that the students […]

Passion for pedalling sets new record!

Northamptonshire’s favourite annual fundraising bike ride has ridden the crest of the cycling wave by setting another new record for those leaping into their saddles! Cycle 4 Cynthia, which raises money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice and the Northampton charity Kidsaid, supporting youngsters who have suffered bereavement, bullying, abuse or family issues, saw over 1300 riders gather at Lamport Hall on Sunday (21st September) – a twenty per cent increase on the record set last year. Among those new to both […]

Saints’ loss is cycle ride’s gain!

Last season he helped the Saints to double cup glory from the back row of the scrum but this Sunday, Sam Dickinson will be leading from the front as he gets the riders underway at this year’s Cycle 4 Cynthia!  You see the Franklin’s Gardens hero is currently out through a neck injury and won’t be travelling to Newcastle with the side as it continues its defence of the premiership title, but instead will be turning to his new found […]

Saints star rues sporting clash!

  Northamptonshire’s favourite annual charity bike ride will be without one of its most famous cyclists this year as Saints coach Jim Mallinder switches his lycra and pedals for line-outs and penalties! You see the Franklin’s Gardens hero, who led his team to double success in the Aviva Premiership and Amlin Challenge Cup last season, will be in Newcastle on Sunday 21st September for his side’s latest league fixture which means he’ll miss Cycle 4 Cynthia for the first time […]

Bike ride bids for gnomentous year!

                They may be considered a horticultural horror by many gardeners, and certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but gnomes are likely to be out in force at Lamport Hall next month for this year’s Cycle 4 Cynthia! You see, as featured in the Bank Holiday edition of BBCs Countryfile, the impressive stately home near Kettering is home to the world’s oldest gnome which was brought from Germany in the 1800s by former owner Sir Charles Isham, and the […]