Important Announcement from the Chairman

It is with both sadness and immense pride at what has been achieved that we are announcing the planned closure of Kidsinsport.

Since inception in 2008, Kidsinsport has made over 100 grants and awarded more than £330,000 to date.     As I am now approaching my 75th birthday, this together with the closure of the Clare Charity Centre where Kidsinsport is based, has brought forward my decision to retire.    When presented with these factors the charity’s Board of Trustees decided they would not wish the charity to continue without me at the helm.  Consequently we have drawn up an action plan for an orderly wind down of Kidsinsport.

As you may be aware, the charity was set up in memory of my son Julian and over the past 10 years has exceeded our expectations.  This has enabled us to provide many more children with the chance to participate in sport who might not otherwise have had the opportunity.

After careful consideration it has been decided to allocate our remaining funds to those beneficiaries who are known to us.   Once the charity has closed the sum we will have awarded will be over £400,000.

As we will not be accepting donations after 14th July 2018, if you are planning on making a donation, organising or taking part in a fundraising challenge, we would encourage you to look for other local good causes which help young people participate in sport.

Roger Budd

OUR STORY

A MESSAGE FROM JULIAN'S PARENTS

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.

ACHIEVEMENTS

We have awarded over 100 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.
14 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.

FUTURE EVENTS

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