What is National Children’s Activities Week?
National Children’s Activities Week is a celebration of all children’s activities across the UK, organised by What’s On 4 Kids. Since they began the activity week, nearly 270,000 children across 20,000 clubs and classes have taken part, raising a huge £208,000. The week encourages families and children to have fun whilst supporting children’s activities, clubs, and classes; raising vital funds and awareness for Caudwell Children, while having loads of fun along the way!
If you run a sports class, club, or other children’s activity, you can sign up to take part here before the 15th May when the week kicks off. There will be prizes for the highest fundraisers, and some lucky kids will even be invited to a special celebration in London this summer!
Who are Caudwell Children?
Caudwell Children was founded by John Caudwell in 2000. Their vision is to create “a world where all disabled children and their families have choice, opportunity, dignity and understanding’ by providing ‘practical and emotional support through compassionate and effective services”.
Since they started, they’ve supported autistic and disabled children by providing diagnosis, equipment, services and support; empowering kids and their families to change their futures and live a full and active life. So far, they’ve supported over 7,500 children and families by providing £91 million worth of services, and helped children with over 720 different medical conditions.Those are some big numbers!
They’re a great charity that you and your children could support, through a bit of fundraising, or taking part in linked activity clubs and classes.
How can you get involved?
If your kids are part of a local club or class, speak to the activity organiser about taking part in National Children’s Activities Week before the 15th of May and sign up here. The group could take part in a sponsored dance, a sponsored football match, a sponsored sing – anything they’d like! By doing so, they could help raise essential funds for Caudwell Children while having fun along the way.
You can also show your support by sharing your pictures on social media, using the hashtag #WatchMeFly to spread awareness (and some joy!).
If your kids don’t attend any classes, don’t worry! You can make a one off or recurring donation to Caudwell Children through their donation page here.