Project information

Action For Kids Christmas Appeal 2016

To raise the funds required to provide very special mobility equipment for disabled children around the UK.

1 month

Charity information: Action For Kids Charitable Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The right equipment, such as a powered wheelchair, walker, trike or specialist paediatric chair is rarely available from the NHS. Action For Kids raises funds to provide and maintain vital and life changing items of mobility equipment.

    Solution

    Custom built or specialist disability equipment can make the biggest difference to a child's health, wellbeing and independence. It can support their limbs and organs properly, relieve them from pain, enable independent movement and increase muscular strength.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide specialist mobility equipment not available from the NHS

    Activities

    » By raising funds from events, companies and individual donors to help the children on our equipment waiting list.

    By purchasing the right equipment recommended by the child's health professionals.


    Aim 2

    To cover repairs maintenance and servicing of all equipment provided.

    Activities

    » By raising a pot of funds from events, companies and individual donors.

    By being able to respond immediately when an item requires repair


  • Impact

    Impact

    Increased confidence and independence.
    Relief from pain
    Improved postural support
    Enhanced health and wellbeing

    We can provide updates and photos form our beneficiaries and news of exciting milestones in their lives

    Risk

    Our waiting list just gets longer and longer and in many instances the request is an urgent one. We are passionate about finding new funders to help and are experienced in working with other charities to try to provide the equipment as quickly as we possibly can.

    Reporting

    We produce a monthly email newsletter and a twice-yearly printed magazine. We also provide more bespoke communication - images, videos and updates from the families a donor supports

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,000 Mobility Equipment Purchasing equipment for disabled children on our waiting list
      £2,000 Repair / Maintenance Fund Pot of money to ensure equipment can be adapted, maintanined and repaired as necessary.
  • Background

    Location

    UK wide for disabled children and young people up to the age of 26

    Beneficiaries

    Disabled children, young people and their families around the UK

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working in this area since 1992 and have worked with many suppliers to provide 100s of items of equipment.
    We always listen to the consultant, physiotherapist or occupational therapist and family in order to provide the perfect equipment. Some families have told us that nobody else could help. We fund the total cost plus all ongoing repairs, servicing and any adaptations required

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Lyn Prodger

    Corporate Partnerships Manager - supports all employee fundraising and volunteering initiatives

    Caroline Crang

    Events and community fundraiser - supports our local community to raise funds and organises a range of fundraising events and challenges

    Julia Paylor

    Family Support officer - assists families with the application process and liaises with suppliers and health professionals.

– “The great thing about AFK is that they are not just a charity that funds pieces of equipment – they’ve also supported us emotionally. They keep in touch and they really do care about the family.”

Paul - Levi and Lucas' dad