Action For Kids makes a dramatic and visible difference to the lives of children and young people with disabilities all around the UK. Wherever you are based, there are disabled children in your area who need our support, and your donations can help to change their lives for the better.
Working with us as your Charity of the Year or in a longer term partnership is a particularly great way of generating goodwill with your customers, suppliers and the local community.
Choose Action For Kids as your charity of the year and get:
• Team building ideas
• Feel-good factor
• Payroll giving
• Account management
• Choice - about what you do and what you fund
• Updates on the impact of your support
• Local and national opportunities - to involve staff, customers and suppliers.
• Help with CSR and business objectives
• Passion - for your support
To support Action For Kids or for further information, please contact Lyn Prodger on 020 8347 8111.
Action For Kids would like to thank the following organisations for their continued support:
Sainsbury's Muswell Hill
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Sainsbury's Muswell Hill for all their help and support. They hold regular bag-packing and charity collection days for Action For Kids. The staff volunteer at the charity and are more than happy to welcome our young people into the store for visits and fundraising projects. Read all about our latest work experience day here.
They also donate Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers. We recently used these to purchase a Boccia kit - providing access to a great sport that everyone can play.
Sainsbury's Muswell Hill also supported us this year by supplying tickets for our young people to attned the Paralympics. We had some fantastic days out watching whhelchair tennis and basketball, football and soaking up all the atmosphere in hte Olympic Park.
Halloween week was a busy one at the store. A massive £545 was raised thanks to the boys from FocusFootballUK who did a bag-packing collection and the staff who laid on a a themed taste and donate stall.
GamesAid is the UK video games industry based charity. They distribute funds to a diverse range of charities as a means of giving something back on behalf of the industry. Action For Kids is grateful for the funding and support they have provided since 2009. The efforts of their members have made a real difference to the independence and wellbeing of children all over the country.
We were recently delighted to find out that we had been selected as one of GamesAid's charity partners once again and we were presented with an enormous £36,000 donation by Stuart Dinsey, chair of the GamesAid trustees. We cant thank everyone there enough for choosing to continue to support us - this sort of funding will have an amazing impact on the future independence and wellbeing of disabled children and young people all around the country.
Thornton's Budgens of Crouch End
Action For Kids works closely with Thornton's Budgens of Crouch End in a number of ways. The "Pennies for Plastic Appeal", donates 1p for every bag not used at the store to Action For Kids and the store provides work experience placements and administration tasks for the disabled young people on our work related learning programme.
Andrew Thornton, Manager and Owner of Thornton's Budgens of Crouch End says "We are thrilled to be involved with Action For Kids as they play such a vital role in the community here in Crouch End. It’s also great that we can use the team to help with our local direct mail campaign, rather than giving the work to a commercial organisation."
Burson Marsteller is proudly supporting Action For Kids during their charity week, through a range of activities, volunteering and lending their skills to the charity. All the money raised will hopefully go to buy a trike for one of the children in great need of Action For Kids' support.
Stephen James BMW Mini Enfield
Huge thanks to Stephen James Enfield for buying a special car seat for 6 year old Kai from Surrey. Kai, who has dystonic cerebral palsy, was growing out of his previous car seat. Fundraisers at the BMW and MINI Dealer raised nearly £2,000 to purchase the specialised car seat. “Kai is absolutely thrilled with his new car seat,” Amy says. “We are extremely grateful to the team at Stephen James Enfield and Action For Kids for the brilliant new car seat!”
Action For Kids is working with Devonshires Solicitors for two years, benefiting from all the fundraising activities the amazing team at Devonshires Solicitors take part in. Some of these activities include swimming the English Channel and a cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats (read more about their trip here). Students Annalie and Hisba were able to show their appreciation of the team’s efforts when they visited Devonshires Solicitors headquarters, where they were presented with a generous cheque. The team there also take our children and young people for a fantastic festive Panto trip
Thanks to roofing company SIG who responded to our “12 trikes for Christmas” appeal with an astonishing cheque for £15,000! This money will change these children’s lives so thank you so much.
The Parthenon Group are long-term friends of Action For Kids.
They have been extremely generous with their time and money for over ten years now and regularly provide funding towards our programmes and volunteer with our young people; helping out with CV writing and interview skills training. Of course they are also great supporters of the Action For Kids City Beach Volleyball Championships!
Research-based global pharmaceutical company, Takeda, has been going all out to raise money for Action For Kids. They recently donated an amazing £14,600 to the charity! The team at Takeda has taken part in abseils, taken our young people Christmas shopping, held a summer gala dinner and auction as well as running the British 10k and the Royal Parks and Windsor half marathons.
Greggs have been supporting Action For Kids since 2000, giving a number of generous grants for vital mobility equipment.