Kids Inspire helps disadvantaged young people turn their lives around and gives them back their future.
We support young people across Essex who are at an educational, social and/or economic disadvantage resulting from trauma or emerging mental health issues. For example they may have experienced sexual or domestic abuse, separation anxiety or significant loss.
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Kids Inspire are delighted to have been chosen as one of the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr. Yvonne Spence, chosen charities for 2018/19 alongside the Dementia Unit at Broomfield Hospital. Over the coming year we will be working alongside the Mayor’s committee, chaired by the Mayor’s consort John Spence and Deputy Mayor Christine Garratt, to raise Read more about Mayor’s Charity of the Year[…]
It’s holiday season and it is quite likely that you will find yourself with a purse or wallet full of change that cannot be converted back to sterling… Thanks to the support of local banks across Essex, we have collection tins dedicated to collecting unused foreign currency. We welcome anything you can spare and it Read more about Foreign change collections[…]
Look what has just arrived at Kids Inspire head quarters a new batch of – WORRY MONSTERS! All have been carefully designed and knitted by our wonderful volunteer, Jenny, who is a part of Chelmsford’s Centre Supporting Voluntary Action. The idea behind a worry monster, is for a child or young person to write down and Read more about New batch of worry monsters[…]
This week Sainsbury’s have announced that we are their charity of the year in their Braintree, Tofts Walk store. Thanks to all our supporters taking the time to vote for us, you can now expect to see a Kids Inspire presence, including our collection tins and posters in store. Alongside, ongoing awareness activities including mental Read more about Charity of the year: Sainsbury’s Braintree[…]
Volunteering* opportunities – Summer and September Our summer lunch club is looking for chaperones on some fun local days out – to muck in with den building, bug hunting and much more. We will be visiting Marsh Farm for some animal petting and outdoor fun, plus visiting two of the Essex Country Parks – Weald in Brentwood, to Read more about Volunteer[…]
Our search for new premises is on We are in the midst ofsearching for a new building to home our clinical, fundraising and business teams. Having recently put a call out on Facebook and Twitter asking for ideas, inspiration or potential contactsto help us to finalise a shortlist of suitable local buildings, we will soon Read more about New Premises search[…]
On Friday 27th April 80 golfers joined us at Stock Brook Manor for our first Spring Golf Day. After a bacon roll breakfast we had a great Stapleford Competition, despite torrential rain after 9 holes. Reiss Rasmussen’s Team came first with Subway Team a close second. Ann Lewis won the ladies Individual competition, Sean Tyrie Read more about Kids Inspire’s Spring Golf Day is a great success[…]
We are very excited to announce our first Kids Inspire Week running alongside Mental Health Week. Please help us raise awareness of our work and hopefully some much needed funds to support young people and their families in our community During Kids Inspire Week join our Right Royal Bake Off at home or at work Read more about Kids Inspire Week[…]
It has been confirmed that we will be leaving our current offices by the end of 2018. There is a Kids Inspire Committee assigned to working on this and we are pursuing a number of possibilities in our locality. We will keep you updated but in the meantime it’s business as Read more about Premises Update.[…]
Further to recent reports in the media, Kids Inspire can confirm that the charity has been given notice by its landlords, the SEAX Trust. We are in discussions about finding new premises, but until then it is business as usual and a further update will be provided in due course. You can read recent media coverage Read more about Kids Inspire – New Premises[…]