On Saturday 15th July we re-launched the Kidlington Community Hub as ‘Kidlinks’ and now have our very own website at kidlinks.org.uk and a new Facebook page. Do visit there to see all our latest news.
As a charity, we are always tirelessly striving to bring in funding to keep the project sustainable and to enable us to grow. This initially saw the establishment of our first groups and the amazing St John’s garden installed, while the last year of fundraising has been especially successful, meaning we are now about to offer a SEN group for those with additional needs, regular Family Links parenting courses, plus more plans in the pipeline!
On Saturday 15th July we will be re-launching as ‘Kidlinks’, with our very own website (kidlinks.org.uk will be going “live” on that day). We are also having a party at St John’s to celebrate! There will be lots of fun crafts and activities available in the hall for 0-5 year olds and their siblings, a SENsory quiet room, bouncy castles on the forecourt, a glitter tattooist, Simon the magician and balloon modeler, freshly made pizza from Uggy’s pizza van, a huge array of cakes, teas and coffees to purchase, picnics, and lots more! We are also going to be officially ‘cutting the ribbon’ on our garden area, so we would like as many families to join us as possible and make this a celebration not to be forgotten! So come down and join us from 12-3pm for playtime in the hall, a party on the forecourt and picnics on the green.
The Hub has been chosen by Midcounties Co-op as the Kidlington & NW Oxford area Regional Community Charity fundraising partner for 2023-24. And in 2022 the Hub won the Red Kite Day award for best parent and toddler group in Oxfordshire.
Congratulations to Rachel as lead children and family worker and to all volunteers and supporters.
We are able to continue this amazing work with the help of an army of amazing volunteers, charitable funding and grants.
What can you do to help?
Volunteering Would you like to become a volunteer with us? This could be on an ad-hoc basis or as regular as you like! Some of our amazing volunteers like to help out once a week, some once a month, and others in an emergency when we shout for help! If this is something you are interested in, please email Rachel at email@example.com
Funding Do you or someone you know have any expertise in writing funding applications, know of funding sources that we haven’t explored, or perhaps know of a local business that would like to sponsor us? If so, please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for supporting us, and allowing us to support you and your family!
- Toddler Club Mondays from 12.45pm to 2.15pm in term times (by appointment only) – at St John’s
- Little Acorns Tuesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am – at St John’s
- Bouncing Babies Wednesdays from 10.00am to 11.30am – at St Mary’s
- Breastfeeding Support Group Wednesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm (by appointment only) – at St John’s
- St Mary’s Toddler Group Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.00am – at St Mary’s
Little Acorns is now able to make use of the fantastic outside play area which was set up at the back of St John’s during lockdown. The gazebo has been in use for a while (including by the children from Junior Church on Sundays and by the lunchtime Tuesday Prayer group) but this will be great for all our Hub groups as they restart.
For more details visit the Hub Facebook page
For all the background to our Community Hub just click here