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Thank you to Nisbet Trust for awarding us £9,000 a year for 3 years to fund a playworker for all of our sessions. This will enable us to open 4 days a week and plan all of our sessions for the next three years.


An Incredible thank you to our friends at Safestore in Brislington who have kindly donated free storage space to Incredible Kids Charity. The new storage space will mean we can keep our equipment closer to our venue in a convenient city centre venue and make the best use of our time and energy to supporting disabled children and their families. Safestore you have been Incredible! Thank you to everyone at Safestore who has helped us settle in and find our way https://www.safestore.co.uk/self-storage/bristol/



Could you be our next Trustee?

Incredible Kids is a Christian run charity looking for new trustees. The charity runs play sessions for young people with disabilities in Bristol. All Trustees are expected to have a Christian commitment and to uphold a Christian ethos. We are particularly looking for new trustees with PR, publicity, finance, legal, or HR experience. Email contact@incrediblekids.org.uk for more information.

Volunteers

A huge thank you to all our volunteers who over the last 12 months have filled approximately 4500 hours of volunteering, which without all this help our sessions would not be able to take place, including helping with admin, Kitchen, playwork, laundry and  parent advising. And thankyou to those volunteers who came and helped us pack up, move and unpack.

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Swimarathon

We are delighted to announce that we received £5000 from the Swimarathon. Massive thank you to all who took part and everyone from the Thornbury Rotary club who worked so hard to organise the event.

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Incredible Kids Location

Incredible Kids is based in a temporary venue in Kingswood in Bourne Christian Centre. South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council have both confirmed that they do not have any suitable options.

We need your help. Please do not rely on a few individuals at the charity to find a solution. We need help to call any possible venues, churches, and businesses, to ask questions, to visit places, to raise the issue with your local MP or Councillor.  Real practical help.

We need a dedicated space so we can open full time and leave our equipment out.

Our basic criteria are for the following

  • Disabled access and toilets
  • Open plan space (250m2+)
  • Parking
  • Storage
  • Availability full time
  • Kitchen

Location

This map shows our approximate search area.map-ik-search It includes Thornbury, Bradley Stoke, Patchway, Filton, Yate and surrounding areas. We would consider locations outside of this area but in practical terms this is the area we feel we would be able to manage to run our sessions without losing the staff and volunteers we have, without them we can’t run the sessions.

We have a limited budget. We have not been successful in raising money towards rent this year. As a charity we would receive 80% business rate relief which would be a saving of thousands of pounds for a business with an empty office space.

Can you help us in any way to fundraise for the charity? We have been amazed by all the fundraising efforts of some of our families but this is an ongoing issue for the charity. We only have one or two individuals doing all the grant fundraising for Incredible Kids. The same individuals trying to find a new location and run all the sessions so we need extra help with this. If you have any ideas for fundraising and are able to help organise them please get in touch.

We had overwhelming support to help us move to Thornbury and we are truly grateful so we just ask anyone that has any time at all to help please get in touch. There is a very real possibility that we won’t have anywhere to move to without your help.

Thank you

Trustees of Incredible Kids


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