From all of us here at Kids Company we would like to thank our friends for the fantastic support you have given us both throughout 2011 and with the Kids Company Christmas campaign.
With your incredible help Kids Company were able to support thousands of children, young people, and families over the Christmas period.
On Christmas Day Kids Company picked up children and young people from all over London and brought them to The Kia Oval in South London, which had been transformed into a magical Christmas space. Staff and volunteers came and offered their skills, creating and running activities from face painting and football to massage, karaoke, and a Santa’s grotto. At lunchtime, Christmas dinner was served, and everyone sat down to eat together. Food boxes were given out for families to take home for Boxing Day. At 4 pm we handed out presents which were carefully and individually wrapped for every child. Finally, after a fun-filled day of activities and festive treats, taxis, and minibusses, collected the children and dropped them back at their homes and hostels.
We would also like to say a big thank you for the hard work of volunteers over the Christmas period, who helped Kids Company with all sorts of events from shaking a collection tin on Oxford Street during the VIP AMEX Weekend to coming down and helping out on Christmas Eve with last-minute wrapping and tinsel hanging.
True values which make our mission were fully expressed here in one place with every person involved. Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence is a mixture of magic formula which made a foundation for all the magic that has happened on this Christmas Day. Everybody felt welcomed and integrated into a non-judgment surrounding with the highest quality of service to provide a night to remember.
Our Christmas would not have been possible without all of the generous donations, hard work and support that our amazing supporters and friends have given us, so a huge thank you from everyone at Kids Company!
This month you have the chance to own a unique print from renowned English pop artist Sir Peter Blake. Lucky Strike x3 recently appeared in the Payne Shurvell’s Your Garden is Looking a Mess Could You Please Tidy it Up exhibition alongside work from a host of other contemporary artists.
The aim of the exhibition was to take as its starting point an icon of twentieth-century design: the Marlboro flip-top cigarette box, first introduced by Philip Morris in 1955, and explore ‘print’ in this period of reinvention, dismantling and possible cultural renewal.
This is a fantastic opportunity for collectors or first-time buyers to own a unique piece of work by Peter Blake that is also part of a wider display of cultural images. The one-off print is available for the same price as his limited edition prints (of which 100 or more have been created.) If you are interested in the piece, please contact Joanne Shurvell at firstname.lastname@example.org or your Kids Company contact.