What We do at Kids Like Us
Kids Like Us is a local charity supporting children, young people and families affected by juvenile arthritis in the West Midlands.
There are currently around 1200 children who suffer 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.
Mini Golf, Star City
Sunday 27th October
We'd love you to come and join us and try out your putting skills at Adventure Island, at 10.30am. All the family are welcome so just email Marion at to reserve your places.
We'll need names, numbers of adults and children and a contact number for the day.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in October.
BSR Parent / Young person survey
Below is a link so to BSR survey on Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology.
If you have time to complete it the results will be fed into the State of Play report due to be published in autumn.
I would encourage you all to take the opportunity to get your voice heard.
Jade Mc Dermott has decided to go Banger racing on the 21st July to raise money and awareness for JIA.
To find out more and have a fun day out watching how she gets on click on the link below for more details.
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.
Waitrose Hall Green
Great news! KLU were selected as one of the three good causes to be supported by Waitrose Hall Green's Community Matters green token scheme in June.
We received £320 from Waitrose and will be picking up the cheque this week.
Thank you to all those who were able to help us.
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 2019?
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 2018.
For more details head to our News and Events page using the button below.
Join us on Facebook and hear our latest news
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.