Thank you Holy Family School Waltham Forest

Holy Family School and First Give

A big thank you to Holy Family School and a special thank you to the 6 children who presented with great skill on behalf of Carefree Kids and also collected over £85 for our charity through the sale of snacks and donations at their event on 16 May.

We would also like to thank the school staff and First Give for supporting the students with this.

Although we didn’t win the £1,000 it was a great night and wonderful to see all the effort, creativity and passion the children put into their presentations.

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FunDraising event Sunday 17 April: all welcome!

Diaries out, here’s an event you can’t miss on Sunday 17 April 2016!

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  • A chance to let your hair down and have a very interesting time as well
  • A FUNraising event (admittedly there’s a ‘D’ in there somewhere but read on…)

Continue reading FunDraising event Sunday 17 April: all welcome!

We have been nominated!

We have been nominated by Barchester Green Investment for the Aviva Community Fund. If you register now you will get 10 votes – we hope you will use them all to support us! The winning charity will receive £5, 000! Vote now using the link below:

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Lottery Funded logo

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