We’ve had some great days out this summer with Chris, Sarah and Alex from our Family team volunteering with Kids Inspire at their lunch clubs during the holidays.

Who are Kids Inspire & what do they do?

The Kids Inspire charity helps and supports young people across Essex who are at an educational, social and/or economic disadvantage resulting from trauma or emerging mental health issues. For example they may have experienced sexual or domestic abuse, separation anxiety or significant loss. Kids Inspire provides support through providing various services including:

  • Individual therapy;
  • Coaching; and
  • Mentoring.

In addition Kids Inspire hosts a lunch club once a week throughout the summer which involves a number of activities during the morning with a free snack and lunch included.

What we have done so far:

  • Alex Garrett has taken part in a lunch club run during the summer holidays which included dancing to the Cha Cha Slide.
  • Both Sarah Holbrook and Chris Fairhead volunteered at the New Hall School away day on Thursday 31st August 2017.
  • In addition, there is a charity collection box for Kids Inspire our reception.
  • There is also a box of sweets in our reception now, again clients/staff are welcome to take the sweets but we would ask that they donate £1 per pack.

Please keep an eye out for what is coming up in the future with Kids Inspire and Hill & Abbott.