Day out at Kingsbury Water Park

Day out at Kingsbury Water Park

Joint event with CCAA

Liverpool Rock & Roll Half Marathon

Liverpool Rock & Roll Half Marathon

Dave and Gareth completed the half marathon in the amazing the of 1hr 35 mins and raised funds for all our JIA children

breakaway 2018

breakaway 2018

Children taking part in one of the many activities in this years Breakaway

Drayton Manor 1st July

Drayton Manor 1st July

Families enjoying a picnic together before heading off for more fun in the park

KLU

KLU

Irene, our founding trustee, with some of the children celebrating 25 years of Kids Like Us

London Marathon 2017

London Marathon 2017

Kerry, one of our parents, celebrating the completion of this years London Marathon for Kids Like Us

Great Midlands Run

Great Midlands Run

Leighton and Riley getting ready to complete the Great Midlands Run to raise money for KLU and raise awareness of Childhood Arthritis

Gemma's Sky Dive

Gemma's Sky Dive

Gemma, one of our committee members, doing a Sky Dive in Australia to raise money for KLU

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.

100 Heroes

Kids Like Us were delighted to be invited to attend Birmingham Children's Hospitals Charity, 100 Heros celebration event on 17th May. As many of you will know a lot of the funds we raise go to pay for research into juvenile arthritis with the team at the hospital, as well as funding break away weekends each year and much more. So we were delighted to be asked to be part of this day of celebrating the hospitals fund-raising friends.

 

Although the planned event and big afternoon tea could not happen due to the current restrictions we all still celebrated by watching the nominations, clapping the award winners and listening to a heartwarming speech from a previous winner. You can watch as well as the video is now online (see below)

 

Well done to all our supporters for your hard work and generosity and your determination to keep raising funds finding innovative new ways in lockdown.

Malachi's Story

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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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.

The following link will take you to some more information regarding COVID 19 for parents and children living with JIA.

Have you heard about Amazon Smile?

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.

The great news is that this has just been extended to the amazon app so once you have Kidslikeus set up on your account just go in to your settings on the app and turn Amazon smile on.

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?

Car Stickers

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)

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.

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.

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