Last year we organised a poetry competition and the book of winning poems ‘Crying for the Lost Tigers’ has now been published and is available to buy on eBay.
The book costs just £10.
This booklet of 33 pages features the 30 winning poems from our fundraising poetry competition.
The competition took place in 2016 and was generously sponsored by The Stow Brothers estate agents of Walthamstow.
Inviting people to send in poems about families—in all their aspects—brings up moving material. The 123 poems we received for our first ever poetry competition at Carefree Kids charity makes it clear that most emotions under the sun are evoked by putting feelings, thoughts and memories about this topic into words: the joy, stress, lack, longing, amazement, delight, reverence, humour, gratitude, anger, struggle, sadness, devotion, questions (‘Who is the parent and who is the child?’)
Founder, Carefree Kids
Buy the book on eBay
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Our fundraising at Sainsbury’s Beckton on the weekend of 17 and 18 December was very successful — we raised a grand total of £715.10 from Sainsbury’s customers donations and the collection pots by the tills. Continue reading Collection and carols raises over £700
Are you interested in being a trustee for Carefree Kids?
Trustees are voluntary positions that are responsible for leading the charity and deciding how it is run, including:
- setting and monitoring the charity’s strategy
- ensuring the charity meets its legal and financial commitments
- ensuring the charity acts within its ‘charitable objectives’ — the reason for the charity’s existence as registered with the Charity Commission
Continue reading New trustees wanted
We’ve produced two 2017 calendars in PDF format you can view on screen or download.
One shows Waltham Forest school dates to the end of the 2016-17 summer term (2017-18 dates were not available at time of production). The other calendar is blank for general use. Continue reading 2017 Calendar
Our office will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2016 until Tuesday 3 January 2017 inclusive for the Christmas/New Year period.
We’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Our volunteers give so much, not only through their work with local children, they even help us to raise funds. Continue reading Volunteer’s birthday raises £475
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We are looking for a new Chair to work with our dynamic board of trustees in providing leadership and strategic direction to our well-established charity. Continue reading Do you want to be our new Chair of trustees?