A note from our founder, Paul Harris.
So where did Charity For Kids come from? I stopped playing football 11 years ago when my 1st daughter was born and over the following 8 years period I put in a lot of weight. I tried the gym but lost interest. I wanted to make a commitment to lose the weight so I entered the Hastings Half Marathon and to help stay motivated I thought I would raise funds for a charity as this would give me the nudge I need when it was dark, cold and raining. I wanted to support a local charity, ideally one that helped local children.
My wife and I are fortunate to have 3 healthy girls, so I wanted to help those less fortunate than us and I also wanted to keep the funds local. After looking around there wasn’t anything specific that jumped out. So, I had a conversation with my wife, the same with a friend, then shortly after Charity For Kids was born.
We aim to continue to make a difference. We organise local events on a regular basis so please get involved where you can. We also organise one big fund raising ‘challenge’ every year. Well that was the original plan, but in 2016 we will be 5 years old! We’ve done English Channel swims, Cycle rides across Europe and even ran back to Hastings from Rye after swimming to France and back then cycling from Folkstone to Rye.
But we cannot do it alone. Our team of fantastic volunteers give up their time to help and we would love to welcome you too. So if you feel you can contribute and make a difference, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you. Thanks. Paul.
Hastings Achievers Award 2013
Arrow FM Awards 2014 “Charity of the Year”
1066 Charity of the Year 2014
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