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We are grateful to everyone who supports us, from the individual donations of pocket money, to those who run the London Marathon - We make every penny count!

We love hearing about your fundraising ideas and seeing the hard work and creativity you put into it for us.


We've been running our community outreach events for 6 years now. We love being able to see families and children share their stories and learn from each others experiences. We are always keen to hear your ideas of what more we can do to support you and your family - don't hesitate to get in touch!

Check out the events section of the website or visit our social media pages to keep up to date with all the events we have planned!

The Breakaway (or Independence break) is a 4 day break held during August each year, at a Youth Hostel, for young people with Arthritis and Rheumatic diseases.

It is organised and run by staff from the Rheumatology department at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The break aims to:

- promote independent living skills

- promote self confidence and improve self esteem levels

- provide a social, stimulating and fun environment away from home

- to develop peer support groups

The break is fully funded by Kids Like Us.

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