What We do at Kids Like Us
Kids Like Us is a local charity supporting young people and families living with by juvenile arthritis in the West Midlands.
There are currently around 1200 young people who live with from arthritis in the area. The cause of the disease in not clear and as yet there is no cure, so that is why we also support work that is looking for answers.
Very few people realise that arthritis affects people of all ages. We try to raise awareness so that no one feels like they are on their own.
Finance and Information Department, Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust Fund Raising
The team have been doing lots of fund raising activities, including raffles, dress down days, quiz, guess the weight of the pumpkin and many more, to raise awareness and funds for Kids Like Us. Gavin Holland, one of our JIA parents led the charge.
They have raised an amazing £1105, and we can't thank them enough.
CoronaVirus COVID 19
While we currently find ourselves in these challenging time, it can be a worrying time for those with JIA.
Below is a link to a letter to all parents about COVID 19 that we thought you all might find useful.
Mini Golf, Star City
Sunday 15th March
It was lovely to see everyone at the Mini Golf on Sunday 15th March.
We all had a great fun and lots of creative scoring of the rounds.
If you didn't manage to make this event, then watch our website for future events. We'd love to see you there.
Have you seen our film all about Kids like Us ?
If not, you can use the link below to see it.
We are really proud of all the children and families that took part in making it and feel it really helps sharing the message that kids get arthritis too.
What else is happening in 2020?
One of JIA Warriors was invited to take part in a BBC interview about children living with illness.
He has just blown us away with how articulate he was in this interview.
Well done Malachi for spreading the word that children get arthritis too!
Follow the link below and you can hear Malachi at 1hr 34 mins.
London Marathon 2017
London Marathon 2017
Kerry took part in the London Marathon for Kids Like Us this year. It was a gorgeous sunny day in London and we went along to cheer her on. She did an amazing job and finished within her target time.
Thank you so much Kerry for raising a fantastic amount of sponsorship and for raising awareness that children get Arthritis too.
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We've been invited to Join smile.amazon.co.uk. You can support us just by doing your Amazon shopping! There's no cost to you and Amazon will donate directly to us 0.5% of the eligible purchase price.
If you feel you can support us in this way, follow the link below and chose Kids Like Us as your nominated charity. You won't need to set up a new Amazon account but you may need to change the link in your favourites to make sure you are ordering through smile.amazon in future.
Just follow the link below
We'd love your help to spread the word that 'Children get arthritis too'. Our new car stickers have now arrived and we need to get them out there to increase awareness.
They are £1.75 each including postage by bank transfer, or £2.00 using the donate button on our website - www.kidslikeus.info.
Please contact us if you'd like our bank details, either using the contact page on the website or send us a message on facebook (link below)
We have a lot more events and fundraising planned for 2020.
For more details head to our News and Events page using the button below.
Some Trending stories online
There's so much more to my daughter's diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis than the name suggests:
Katy's daughter suffers from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis or JIA. She is supported by the charity ICAN Ireland and in a bid to raise awareness of her condition and help others suffering from this incurable disease, she asks you to read her thoughts and share with your family and friends.
Jade Carter, a singer, talking about her life with Arthritis.