Our Charity for 2015
LB Connect are very happy to announce their nominated charity for the next 12 months is Kids In Action.
Kids in Action began in Dunstable in 1996 with the simple aim of providing social and sporting opportunities for children with special needs and disabilities (for whom there was very little on offer).
18 years and many hundreds of activities, parties, trips and holidays later, the Charity has just opened its own 9,000 sq ft centre on the Apex Business Centre in Dunstable. “The Base” provides a 40 seater coffee shop, a main hall and dance floor, a sensory cottage, soft play area, games consoles, pool table, air hockey etc. as well as a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
Kids in Action offer a Saturday Club for children and young people and a Monday Night Club for over 18s. It runs holiday clubs during school holidays and has caravans at Caister in Norfolk for families to enjoy an affordable holiday together. Phase 2 of the development is to add a multi-media room with musical and interactive equipment to especially help children with communications skills to express themselves in different ways and gain confidence and new skills. With such a brilliant facility, and so much space, the charity is keen to welcome new members and families to enjoy what they have to offer at The Base.
Kids in Action is also delighted to be one of just four charities in the region to be selected as partners in Global/Heart Radio’s ‘Make Some Noise’ children’s charity launch.
Families are eager to share what a difference Kids in Action makes to them and their children. One of the children, Abbey, has this to say:
“Saturdays used to be really boring; then my Mum found about Kids in Action … …It’s awesome. I didn’t have friends at school because I am different. I have friends at Kids in Action and I love coming to meet my friends there on Saturdays and at the holiday clubs and parties”
As a small charity, they are also keen to recruit reliable volunteers and always welcome support for what they do.
Kids in Action is for the whole family and parents can bring children with special needs together with their siblings. If you know families who would benefit (including your own!) please ask them to ring Kids in Action today!
Check out their new website on www.kidsinaction.org.uk
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01582 477762 for more information.
Unit 26 Apex Business Centre, Boscombe Road, Dunstable, LU5 4SB
Registered Charity No 1053470