Archive for August, 2018
Epic Kidz donated £500 to Derian House a children’s hospice in Chorley, for families who have a child with a life shortening condition. The emphasis is on giving support to children and their families, and providing them with choices which deliver an approach to care as individual as they are. The money was used to purchase a portable amplifier and some disco lights for their “portable sensory experiences”. Within hours of setting it up it was used by children for a sensory session which they all really enjoyed!
Read more about them at http://www.derianhouse.co.uk
We continue to support Lancaster & Morecambe Voluntary Police Cadets. They are a group of young adults aged 13-18 who have an interest in the Police & want to give something back to communities. Currently there are about 30 cadets of mixed ages and genders from all sorts of backgrounds. The Cadet moto is “lets get out there & do some good”. Their aims are to promote a practical understanding of policing in young people, give them a chance to be heard and to participate positively in their communities.
Epic Kidz has donated £500 towards the Lancaster & Morecambe Voluntary Police Cadets to finance a weekend away for all new cadets, to get to know each other.
Storth School in Lancashire is seeking funding to assist with the building of an artificial running track around the school grounds. This is not only so that the entire school can run every day throughout the year no matter what the weather but also the local community too.
Storth School is a small village school with 63 pupils. Last summer we took part in the Cumbria Active Mile Challenge. Every morning pupils ran a mile;or whatever they could manage, before school started. Unfortunately after a while the grass became too slippery and muddy, and we had to only run when the ground was dry enough to ensure pupil and parents, safety. The full cost of the running track will be several thousands of pounds, Epic kidz contributed to help them (and the kids) on their way.
The Dave Hitchen Fund continues to support talented gymnast, Abbie Dawson. Abbie had successfully obtained a place on the Senior Womens Gymnastic Team and went on to represent Great Britain at the European Team Gymnastics Championships in Slovenia last October.
Abbie already has a British Gymnastics gold medal and was hoping to also get a European gold with her team.
Abbie went to Slovenia on 10th October as part of the Senior Womens Gymnastics Team. The team qualified in 6th place overall and made it to the final on 15th October. This year she has qualified for the European Championships in Portugal.
Abbie and her parents have thanked everyone for their support. Abbie would not have been able to fulfil her dream if it wasn’t for the support and funding from the Dave Hitchen Fund.