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Let’s quiz for Carefree Kids on 20 April 2017!

Quiz night

Some of our wonderful volunteers, Jill, Ricky and Sian, along with the CFK team, will be hosting a quiz night upstairs at Ye Old Rose & Crown on Thursday 20 April from 7.15pm.

Test your quizzing prowess whilst enjoying a drink with fellow CFK champions! Not only will all proceeds from the night go to Carefree Kids, but your money will be doubled when donated online through the Localgiving Foundation.

How to reserve your space

Please follow this link below to find out more and reserve your space:

When donating, be sure to leave your name and who you are bringing along (team size is 4–6 people, but individuals can join a team on the night).

If you can’t make it but would like to show your support, please make a donation (with a comment to say you won’t be attending in person) and help Jill to reach her £300 target.

Suggested donation is £7 per person (e.g. £42 for a team of 6) — but please give whatever you can. When donating, use the comments box to leave your name (and other team members if applicable).

Venue

Ye Olde Rose and Crown

53 Hoe Street
Walthamstow
London E17 4SA

Website: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

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Come to the launch of Crying for the Lost Tigers Anthology Saturday 18 March (Free)

Poetry anthology launch event

Come along to Ye Olde Rose and Crown, Walthamstow on Saturday(¹) 18 March 2017, from 2–4pm for an afternoon of poetry and relaxed enjoyment for the whole family.

The afternoon will mark the launch of Crying for the Lost Tigers, an anthology of winning poems from the inaugural Carefree Kids Poetry Competition held last year. Poets were invited to submit poems on the theme of family relationships and/or the subject of play.

This will be an opportunity to hear winners and entrants to the competition reading their poems.

Copies of the anthology will be available to purchase on the day for £10. All proceeds will go towards supporting the work the charity does within schools, helping children and young people with their emotional difficulties.

This is a FREE event – just turn up on the day! Light refreshments will be served. Children are welcome to attend (the event will take place in the ‘Red Room’, one of the pub’s private rooms).

Generous thanks goes to Ye Olde Rose and Crown, Walthamstow who are letting us use the space for free, and to The Stow Brothers who financed the booklet.

If you have any questions about the event, please email roskane@btinternet.com or saralaestruch@hotmail.com. Alternately, you can call: 020 8555 5248.

Finally, if you are a parent/carer and would be interested in joining a creative writing group in Waltham Forest (venue and time to be confirmed), please email saralaestruch@hotmail.com expressing your interest.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Note 1: The post originally had the wrong day, the event is on Saturday 18 March, not Sunday 18 March. Sorry for any confusion.

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Ye Olde Rose and Crown

53 Hoe Street
Walthamstow
London E17 4SA

Website: Ye Olde Rose and Crown

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Poetry competition book of winning poems now on Ebay

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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?’)

Ros Kane
Founder, Carefree Kids

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New trustees wanted

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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

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