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KIDS IN SPORT was set up in 2008 in memory of Julian Budd by his parents, Roger and Pam.

We endeavour to help children ‘without the means’ take part in sport on a regular basis. They may have physical problems, special needs, financial and/or accessibility issues. We believe every child should have access to sport to develop important life-skills, gain self-confidence and build self-esteem whilst enjoying the camaraderie that sport provides. Kids In Sport can help with funding for sports kit, equipment, facilities and coaching.



Our son Julian died suddenly in September 2007, aged just 33, as a result of a rare throat virus.

We founded Kids in Sport to keep alive the memory of Julian's big, bright smile and his love of sport.


We are proud to announce that the amount we have awarded to date is £306,326 in 95 grants benefiting local deserving children.
An all-weather cricket pitch at a local school, via match-funding with Sport England.
Children with cerebral palsy to travel to and attend swimming/hydrotherapy sessions in a heated pool, helping reduce muscle stiffness allowing more freedom of movement - and more smiles.
A sports programme for children in local authority care. These are eagerly-anticipated and give the children a chance to have fun during the school holidays.
Another sports programme for young carers. Between caring for a parent or sibling and going to school, these children have limited leisure opportunities; we enable them to play sport and meet others like them.
10 (so far) specially-designed sports wheelchairs, tailored to each child and at roughly £3500 each - plus their maintenance and alterations to fit new users when the original users have outgrown them.
We have also previously had the accolade of being Wycombe Wanderers' official charity.


Click here to find out how you can support, participate or just join us at these events!