June E-newsletter

June E-newsletter

Posted on: 7 Jun 13

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW!!

Thank you to Susannah Hunter for the incredibly generous donation of the flowers from her Chelsea Flower show garden – The Massachusetts Garden by Susannah Hunter with Cathrine MacDonald.  With the help of our friends at Morgan Stanley who generously offered their volunteering support, we were able to use these flowers to transform the garden of the new Morgan Stanley Heart Hard and make it a vibrant, welcoming and healing space for our children.

 

THIS MONTH

MARYLEBONE SUMMER FAYRE

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE

MARYLEBONE HIGH STREET

Kids Company are delighted to have been chosen as the Marylebone Summer Fayre’s charity partner once again. The Fayre is everything you would expect from a traditional village fete – food, drink, music, children’s activities, craft stalls, a farmers’ market, tombola and lashings of community spirit. There is a music stage featuring some of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in the country, some of London’s finest restaurants and retailers and an amazing range of activities for the whole family. See more on the event here.

The Fayre raises lots of money for Kids Company in a variety of innovative ways: every penny spent at the Festival Bar in the Blue Zone goes directly to Kids Company, dozens of generous retailers, institutions and individuals are contributing a glittering array of prizes to the Summer Fayre tombola, which will be drawn on the day of the event and lots of our local retailers and restaurants are raising money for Kids Company by adding an extra £1 to the bill of any customers willing to participate. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

WHOLE FOODS FUNDRAISING DAY FOR KIDS COMPANY

19TH JUNE

HIGH STREET KENSINGTON

The flagship Whole Foods Market on High Street Kensington will host Camila for a talk on Wednesday 19th June at 11am to mark a day of in-store fundraising for Kids Company!

Whole Foods will donate 5% of total sales on the day to our Plate Pledge appeal, which launched last year to address the growing issue of hunger and malnutrition in London. The money raised goes towards providing thousands of meals a week through Kids Company’s street level centres.

Camila will be speaking at 11am and Kids Company staff will present throughout the day.

 

CHARLOTTTE TILBURY’S ROCK ‘N’ KOHL AT SELFRIDGES

17TH - 23RD JUNE

SELFRIDGES

This month will see make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury bring her Make-up House of Rock ‘n’ Kohl to Selfridges. Make-up pouches designed in collaboration with the likes of Kate Moss and Stella McCartney will be sold with all proceeds going to Kids Company! The event will be a festival of treatments and free treats, including manicures and make-up bag surgery, and will also include evening panel discussions from industry experts and appearances from our very own Camila Batmanghelidjh, CEO and founder of Kids Company.

See here for more information.

 

COMING SOON

ANTHROPOLGIE & KIDS COMPANY EXHIBITION OPENING

3RD JULY

KINGS ROAD, CHELSEA

 Kids Company is thrilled to announce that it will be collaborating with Anthropologie on an exhibition of unique ‘thinking hats’ created by our children. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Anthropologie will be hosting a fundraiser and shopping evening for the charity, on 3rd July at the Kings Road store. Our CEO and founder Camila Batmanghelidjh will be giving a talk, followed by an evening of jazz, drinks, canapés and an exclusive prize draw!

Tickets for the fundraising event are £25 and doors are 6-8pm. Please see here for tickets.

The exhibition will be running for one month from the 3rd July onwards. The Kings Road Gallery will play host to an exhibition of hats made with recycled material from Anthropolgie’s store displays and designed by 12 of our children over a period of 12 weeks. Each hat is designed with one of six primary emotions in mind, from anger and fear to happiness and joy.

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

ROYAL PARKS HALF MARATHON – EXTRA PLACES!!

SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER

HYDE PARK

By popular demand, we have been offered a further 10 places!

 

This hugely popular half marathon, organised by the Royal Parks Foundation, starts and finishes in Hyde Park. It takes a scenic route past Green Park, St James Park, the Houses of Parliament, and Victoria Embankment.  What an opportunity to pack sightseeing and a great challenge into one day!

 

Why not join in with colleagues, friends or family and make a day out of it? You could even make it a competition to see who can raise the most sponsorship!

By running for Kids Company, you will help us support over 36,000 vulnerable children across London.

 

See here for more information. If you would like to run for Kids Company please contact suzie.curran@kidsco.org.uk.

 

IN THE PRESS

‘SHOEBOX LIVING’ NAMED IN TOP 10 ART AUCTIONS!

Kids Company’s ‘Shoebox Living’, an exhibition depicting the bedrooms of our children through decorating the inside of a shoebox, has been named as one of the Top 10 best art auctions by The Observer! The fundraiser, held back in March 2010, saw the likes of Damien Hirst and the Chapman brothers portray their childhood room alongside those of some of our youngest beneficiaries, often with scenes of shocking violence and neglect. See the full article here.