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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We’re always looking for new challengers to take on a personal challenge in support of the Kids Inspire Community in the coming months we are reaching out and asking you if you will take on the Blackout Nuclear Races and/ or the London Landmarks Half-Marathon? London’s Central half-marathon through Westminster and the City is open Read more about #TeamKidsInspire is looking for challengers[…]
Dave Walsh and Lindsey Abbott spent their weekend’s cycling! This weekend two of our cyclists that are taking on the challenge Essex to Amsterdam took on separate personal challenges in preparation for their 140-mile cycle ride in just six weeks’ time. Well done to both Dave and Lindsey and bring on our first bespoke challenge Read more about Six-week countdown successes![…]
Hello from Hargrave House! After just two weeks of packing up and preparing Hargrave House, Kids Inspire has now moved premises to a site off Molrams Lane in Great Baddow. Hargrave House has ample space to deliver emotional and mental health therapy, and mentoring services to children, young people and their families. During the move, Read more about We’ve moved to Great Baddow[…]
Over 30 cyclists will be just starting the second leg of their mammoth 140-mile trip from Essex to Amsterdam. Matthew and Simon Hebdon are our only two brothers taking part in the forthcoming challenge, and we are so grateful that they have chosen to cycle for the Kids Inspire community. Hear from Mathew below, who Read more about On this day in 7 weeks time…[…]
BBC Essex’s Drivetime Presenter Dave Monk gave Kids Inspire some amazing airtime this afternoon during his Drive Time Show to help boost the number of volunteers onsite at Hargrave House tomorrow (Thursday 9 May). You can listen to Volunteer Coordinator, Louise McConnell talking to Dave Monk here. Thursday is all set to be a huge Read more about BBC Essex volunteer appeal[…]
Eight daring supporters are mentally preparing themselves for a tandem skydive with the expert Red Devil team in just two weeks’ time. Invest ESSEX, Vision Co-working Space in Chelmsford, team members from KFC (KEFCO East Anglian franchise) and two individuals have set themselves a challenge of a lifetime – a bucket list jump that will Read more about Throw yourself out of a plane for charity – why not?[…]
Our new home – Hargrave House, opposite Sandon High School, is the centre to a huge DIY project as it is transformed into headquarters for local children’s charity Kids Inspire. Over 50 volunteers have been painting, decorating and gardening over the bank holiday weekend, but work at the site is ongoing this week and into Read more about Call for more DIY support following amazing ‘SOS’ response already![…]
Lindsey and Rob Abbott will be taking on the forthcoming Essex to Amsterdam cycle ride and they shared with us their thoughts ahead of the mammoth 140-cycle! Read below to hear their thoughts… We chose to take on the cycle challenge as Rob is a keen cyclist and Lindsey didn’t even own a bike when Read more about Eight weeks and counting![…]
GOOD NEWS It’s been a bumpy ride these past few months as we’ve searched for our new headquarters. We will be forever grateful for all that support, advice and flexibility that has been extended to us as we searched for the right premises. Throughout, we are proud to say that our professional emotional and mental health Read more about Good news & a DIY SOS call as Kids Inspire is on the move (in just 12 days time!)[…]
Julia Childs is a retired Bank Manager and has been preparing for Kids Inspire’s Essex to Amsterdam cycle ride ever since she went out and purchased her first bike since she was a teenager. Here Julia tells us how she is preparing for her 140-mile challenge and why she signed up to the challenge in Read more about Essex to Amsterdam 9-weeks to go…[…]