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 […]

Race Night Success!

Friends of KidsAid (FROK) volunteer group organised a Race Night with the help of our fundraising intern. The race night was held at Barratts Snooker Club on 23rd October. We’d like to thank the following companies who were all kind enough to sponsor a race for the night: Jackson Grundy Estate Agents Farmhouse Meats Horts Estate Agents Sysygy UK Ltd. Thanks also to our volunteers on the night who were all kept very busy! The night was a great success and raised […]

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 […]

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 […]

Odyssey Sports Events raise £580 for KidsAid!

KidsAid are extremely grateful for the support given by Odyssey Sports Events recently. Odyssey held a recent cycling event on the 25th May and donated an incredible £580 from their ticket sales to KidsAid. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support from Odyssey and look forward to the next event being held on the 14th September which is a ladies race called the Strada Rosa which is starting in Stony Stratford.

Mark completes Tough Mudder!

Mark Curley has continued to support Kidsaid by completing the exhausting Tough Mudder obstacle course for the second time to raise funds for Kidsaid. Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit and is certainly not for the faint hearted! The Trustees, staff and therapists at Kidsaid would like to say a huge thank you to Mark for his commitment and endless energy shown in raising funds for local children. Thank you!

Girls Brigade raise £125 for Kidsaid

The 5th Northamptonshire Girls Brigade held a ‘bag packing’ session at Asda, Kingsthorpe recently and raised a whopping £125 for Kidsaid! Thank you to all the Girls and their Team Leaders who gave up their precious time to raise funds for Kidsaid.  Support such as this makes a huge difference to the lives of local children.