At any one time we have many fundraising projects underway. We get a great deal of support from individuals who raise money on their own and donate it to 'Kids Like Us'.
We are very grateful to everyone who supports us, from the individual donation of pocket money to those who run the marathon, we make every penny count.
Some recent stories:
Finance and Information Dept, 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.
Dave and Gareth completed the Liverpool Rock & Roll Half Marathon in the amazing time of 1 hour 35 minutes.
They raised funds for KLU to allow us to continue to support children with JIA and they have also helped raise awareness that children get arthritis too.
Thank you both.
Selby and District Young Farmers Club have decided to celebrate one of their members, Grace's 21st by raising funds for Kids Like Us. Grace is one of our many older JIA warriors and we really appreciate her nominating us for this event. We hope they all had a fun and safe Barn Party.
The Selby and District Young Farmers raised an amazing £1500 for Kids Like Us and on the 22nd November two of our committee members were made very welcome as they headed up to Yorkshire to do a talk about KLU and pick up the cheque.
Hanbury Farm Primary School, where Molly attends, had an orange themed non-uniform day on the 8th June to raise money for Kids like Us. The school have raised an amazing £118.02.
Thank you Molly and family
Wishaw Cricket Club held a Funday on Sunday 10th June to raise funds for Kids Like Us.
The day was organised by Molly and her family and they all worked incredibly hard. The sun shone and they had a very busy day. At last count they have raised £1237 and have also secured tow further grants from other organisations which will go a very long way towards helping us to continue to arrange fun events for young people living with JIA.
Through Molly and her Mum Shelley, we have had two further donations.
£300 from the Lee Caulfield Friends Association
£300 from Jaguar Cars Birmingham
A huge thank you to both organisations for their contribution to our outreach programme.
The manager at Specsavers in Bloxwich, Caron, has a granddaughter with JIA. She organised a charity cycle to raise money for Kids Like Us. During the last week of May the whole team took part in a 500 mile static bike ride to help raise funds and awareness that children get arthritis too. The cycle challenge was completed despite the shop being flooded in the torrential rain that fell on the 27th of May.
They raised an amazing £286.18
On Friday 11th May, one of our families, Emma and Malachi, joined us at the Metropole to receive a very generous cheque from on of our regular supporters, We are all making a difference (previously known as Gentlemen's Night Out).
The funds will go towards our continued support of families in the Midlands living with JIA.
A huge thank you to We are all making a difference, and to Emma and Malachi for joining us on the day.
We held a Quiz at King Edward School for Girls to raise funds for our outreach programme. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along on the night and quizzed and also to everyone who was persuaded to buy raffle tickets. We raised a phenomenal £967.13! Every pound of this will be used for our events where young people with JIA can socialise with each other whilst their parents have the opportunity to chat.
St. Margaret's, the Blue Coat School, held a charity day for KLU.
From assembly introducing the charity, through cakes sales and afternoon tea they have raised a huge £1,540 so far.
A massive thank you to everyone involved.
Joanna, a family friend of KLU committee members, ran her first half marathon for KLU. She had aimed to run both the Bath and then the Reading Half Marathons but unfortunately both were cancelled due to snow so she decided to run her own race with the support of two friends.
Thank you Joanna, great effort.
KLU were nominated as one of Waitrose's selected charities in their community matters green token scheme in Solihull. We have now received £300 to put towards our outreach programme.
A big thank you to all the Waitrose Customers who voted for us.
Before Christmas we heard that we had been awarded £1000 in Ecclesiastical's '12 days of Giving' campaign. We'll put it to very good use supporting out outreach programme.
15th October 2017
James Duffy ran the Birmingham Marathon on 15th October to raise funds and awareness for Kids Like Us.
He was running his first Marathon and managed it in the amazing time of 3 hours 36 minutes. We are honoured that he chose to support Kids Like Us while he undertook this great achievement.
2nd September 2017
Marion and Kirsty, two of our committee members, completed a walking marathon from Warwick to Birmingham Childrens Hospital to raise awareness for childhood arthritis and raise funds for the community outreach programme. They managed their 26.3 miles in 6 hours and 45 minutes.
Well done ladies.
11th July 2017
Gemma, one of our Committee Members and someone who has lived with JIA since she was diagnosed at 18 months, completed a Sky Dive for KLU while on her travels in Australia before starting her first job after University as a qualified Occupational Therapist.
Thank you Gemma, a great achievement
4th June 2017
Leighton and Riley (aged 8) took part in the Great Midlands Run.
They did an amazing job, raising awareness of childhood arthritis and funds for KLU.
Thank you both for a fantastic achievement
On a gorgeous sunny day in London, Kerry took part in the London Marathon 2017. She did an amazing job and managed to achieve her target time.
We can't thank Kerry enough for this amazing job and raising awareness of Childhood Arthritis. She even got to meet her hero Nick Knowles.
Fundraising for Us
The work we do would not be possible without the people who support us. If you would like to get involved with fundraising for Kids Like Us there are any number of ways you could help. In return we promise that we will put the money you raise to good us, directly supporting children and families affected by Juvenile Arthritis.
Here are a few ideas, based on what people have done for us in the past:
- run a marathon or do a fun run
- Adopt us as your charity for your next sponsored event
- Organise a cake sale
- Organise a quiz night
- Sponsored silence (especially good for
- Non-Uniform Day (with the schools
- Golf days
- Adopt us as your 'Christmas Charity' and donate instead of
work colleagues sending cards to each other (and save
paper in the process)
Our Regular Supporters
We have some amazing people who work with us regularly, and those who are always there to provide support in our fundraising. The people we would like to thank are many more than on the list below, and we would appreciate any and all donations made to our great cause.
Those we work with regularly are:
Robert Langston, Mauve Design
Eaton Hotel, Hagley Road
Those who are always there to support our fundraising are:
We are all making a difference (GNO)
Slaters Menswear and Womenswear
Rudell the Jewellers, Harborne
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham Running and Triathlon Club
Mason Samariton Fund
The Limoges Trust
Buonissimo Restaurant, Harborne
Henry Wong Restaurant, Harborne
Red Peppers Restaurant
Bar Estilo Restaurant
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Rumours, Hair and Beauty Salon, Harborne
WE WELCOME YOUR DONATION