KidsOut

… immediately became the biggest single outing for disadvantaged children in the UK, with tens of thousands of children taken out on the second Wednesday every June.




History of KidsOut

Lady Grantchester, of the Moore’s family and owners of Littlewoods, suggested to the Rotary Club in Kingston, where she lived, that they take disadvantaged children on a day out. She approached Rotarians Peter Jarvis and Graham Child about the idea. A deal was struck, and in 1990 the Kingston Rotary Club and Kingston Littlewoods store organised an outing for 200 children to go to Thorpe Park. The day was so successful that Lady Grantchester offered a one-off grant to any Rotary Club willing to take part in a similar event on the 2nd Wednesday in June. Overnight 800 Rotary Clubs from all over the UK joined in and the National Rotary KidsOut Day was created. It immediately became the biggest single outing for disadvantaged children in the UK, with tens of thousands of children taken out on the second Wednesday every June.

Kids Out Update August 2019

THANK YOU to every Club and members for making the National Rotary KidsOut Day on 12 June a success, with 28,557 children enjoying a great day out.  It is still not too late to register your event retrospectively – BUT please contact me without delay More ...

Links

More and link to the Charity Site

Rotary KidsOut on Charity Site

Rotary GB&I Contact

Steve Cartwright – Rotary GB&I KidsOut Rotary Day Specialist
scartwright1@hotmail.com
01543 642 189 / 07772 808 925

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