Rotary KidsOut National Day Out
Every June, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland together with KidsOut take over 25,000 disadvantaged children on a fun day out. This year’s Kids Out takes place on 13th June 2018.
Every 2nd Wednesday in June, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland together with KidsOut take over 25,000 disadvantaged children on a fun day out. In 2016 over 29000 children participated and the number could still increase. The children visit the seaside, theme parks, adventure playgrounds and zoos, giving them all wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Twickenham upon Thames and the other local Rotary clubs in the Borough get together every year to fund the Day Out for all the disadvantaged children from the local area. We take about 3000 children to Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventures.
The first Rotary KidsOut National Day Out took place over 25 years ago on 13th June 1990 for only a couple of hundred children.Organised by Kingston Rotary Club and Littlewoods as a trial day, it proved so successful that the next year it was spread across the UK.KidsOut has now partnered with Rotary to take over six hundred and forty-five thousand children on their Fun Day Out in the UK.
Whatever their disadvantage KidsOut brings fun and excitement into children’s lives as well as hope for a better future. Believing that every young person has a right to happiness, through its life-changing work, KidsOut plays a key role in shaping the future for the better.
To make the National Rotary KidsOut Day the success that it is, more than 10,000 Rotarians volunteer on the day at over 100 venues. Whether they live with critical health issues, in refuge or with a disability, children across the country are taken on a fun day out to the zoo, a theme park or even the seaside, often for the first time in their lives.
KidsOut is always keen to expand the National Rotary KidsOut Day even further. If you would like to know more, visit www.kidsout.org.uk or call 01525 385252.