Kids Inspire Blog

All the latest news and views from Kids Inspire HQ

Tai Chi is for everyone – whether you’re four or 104, join in!

Calming and mindful exercises and movement have been introduced to a new cohort of interested participants this week. “You feel as if you are sinking into the sand. Its calming and freeing.” – A class participant. Gary Neale, Essex-based Tai Chi instructor, practices the art of Tai Chi for its health and wellbeing benefits, and Read more about Tai Chi is for everyone – whether you’re four or 104, join in![…]

Bravery prevails at the first Kids Who Lunch Clubs of 2020!

This week has seen over 20 kids per day on each of our two ‘Kids Who Lunch Club‘ – a school holiday activity for local children. Chelmsford Football Club The first day was sponsored and hosted by Chelmsford FC and saw brave kids picking up and holding reptiles and insects, including: Burmese Python (Cleo) Corn Read more about Bravery prevails at the first Kids Who Lunch Clubs of 2020![…]

Charitable giving and corporate social responsibility

Gifting to charity comes in many forms. Alongside individual giving, we are fortunate to have the support of local organisations. Often this support goes beyond fundraising by also gifting us access to welcome professional services, also described as corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the business world. CSR is a self-regulating business model that helps a Read more about Charitable giving and corporate social responsibility[…]

‘Inside Out’ & ‘Time to Talk’ day

Our friends over at Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR) today encouraged more people to talk about mental health by broadcasting commentary from our ‘The Voice’ group, who recently paid a visit to the studios. Later tonight one of our members of The Voice will be on CCR Drivetime to talk about Children’s Mental Health Week, Inside Read more about ‘Inside Out’ & ‘Time to Talk’ day[…]

Kids ‘finding their brave’ – Children’s Mental Health Week

There are many pressures of modern-day life that can affect a child’s mental wellbeing, from struggling in class to falling out with friends, and as we know it is estimated that 50 per cent of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14 and 75 per cent by the age of 24. Read more about Kids ‘finding their brave’ – Children’s Mental Health Week[…]

Stories belong to everyone…It’s National Storytelling Week

Stories belong to everyone…what’s your story? National Storytelling Week 1 February – 8 February We hear stories from brave individuals everyday. Whether that story is being told by a child through creative art and play, a young person through group work or individual therapy, or by a family member who has the long-term sustainable outcome of Read more about Stories belong to everyone…It’s National Storytelling Week[…]

Chelmsford Rotary groups

Generous Rotary groups; Chelmsford Rivermead, Chelmsford Phoenix, Chelmsford, Chelmsford Mildmay, Chelmer Bridge and Ingatestone, this week visited Kids Inspire HQ for a tour and update. Collectively, the groups generously donated towards new flooring and lighting in a well-used activity room at Hargrave House. The space is perfect for hosting community activities including the Christmas Appeal, Read more about Chelmsford Rotary groups[…]

Phoenix FM invites us into the studio!

Brentwood Community radio station, Phoenix FM, recently invited our Corporate Fundraiser, Katharine Loveday and Volunteer Coordinator Louise McConnell into the studio. Collectively, they spoke about how the charity has grown from the vision of Sue Bell twelve years ago to now having over fifty staff.  Louise talked about the important work of mentoring and how Read more about Phoenix FM invites us into the studio![…]

Santas’ Grotto at Frost Fair raises vital funds

Corporate Fundraiser, Katharine Loveday recently received a generous cheque from The Rotary Club of Chelmsford for vital funds towards our services. Funding is always very welcome, especially when we know how hard community groups, such as the Rotary Chelmsford, have worked in order to raise it. Thank you all. Funds were raised during the annual Read more about Santas’ Grotto at Frost Fair raises vital funds[…]