Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. We provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable children, young people and families.
We reach 36,000 across London, Bristol and Liverpool, including the most deprived and at risk children whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional challenges. For many, the roles of adult and child are reversed and, despite profound love, both struggle to survive.
Many of those we support have experienced multiple trauma and neglect and live in severe deprivation. No matter how complex their needs are, they will never be turned away.
We work across four street level centres, two therapy houses dealing with extreme trauma, five alternative education centres, and with over 40 schools. Our therapeutic work helps children and young people to manage the devastating effects of trauma and abuse and is complemented by practical support providing bare essentials such as food, clothing and bedding, together with longer term support for education, training and employment.
Our work is made possible by our amazing staff, and the tremendous volunteers and mentors who give their valuable time and skills. The majority of our annual £24.3m funding comes from the generosity of public and corporate donations as well as from Trusts and Foundations. We also receive a restricted government grant.
Play the Kids Company Raffle for only £1 per ticket with all proceeds donated to Kids Company to help us support vulnerable children, young people and families.
You could win some fantastic prizes from 11 leading designers, including Benjamin Hubert, Emma Yeo, Sadie Morgan of drMM Architects and Natalie Barbieri of Bionda Castana!
Our raffle prizes are:
- “Crystal Bulb” table lamp from Lee Broom interior design
- Vintage-inspired evening bag from luxury label Bionda Castana
- Glass carafe from Benjamin Hubert Studio
- One week internship at dRMM Architects
- Bespoke etched mirror by Giles Miller Studio
- Headpiece by milliner Emma Yeo
- “Voyage” leather overnight bag by Bally
- Vintage Ercol chair, hand-painted by Liberty designers
- “Tab” table lamp by Barber & Osgerby
- Handcrafted rug by The Rug Company
- Bespoke shirt from Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons
To find out more about the designers involved, you can read Hold that Thought from the January/February 2015 issue of Intelligent Life magazine.
Visit the website here to see pictures of some of the prizes and get your raffle tickets, some can also be viewed below. Your raffle numbers will be entered into a Draw on 27th April and you’ll find out if you’re a lucky winner within 2 weeks.
Good luck and thank you for your support!