Children’s Activities Week is a national fundraising event running from 30th April – 4th May, with support from a range of celebrities and sports stars including Peter Andre, Sid Sloane and Hollie Arnold. The purpose is to promote the social, educational, emotional and physical benefits that children’s activities provide.
…over 140,000 children have signed up to take part in Children’s Activities Week
…over 10,000 kids’ classes are taking part
… there are more than 600 businesses involved
…almost 40,000 people in the world will be joining in a record attempt on Monday 30th April at 10.15 am with Sid Sloane from CBeebies.
Events during the week include:
1. A world record attempt with Sid Sloane from CBeebies engaging tens of thousands of children across the UK in the “Copy Sid’ song at 10.15am on Monday 30th April. Ayaz Bhuta, paralympic athlete, will be joining Sid with the launch of the week and the record attempt.
2. Lots of prizes including everyone who donates being entered into a prize draw to win a family weekend to Alton Towers Resort
3. A tour with Sid Sloane around clubs, classes and schools around venues in the UK starting on the Monday and ending up in London on the Friday.
Why has Children’s Activities Week been created?
As well as promoting the work of the Children’s Activities Association who give parents reassurance the classes and activities they are booking for their children are regulated, the aim of the week is to raise money for Caudwell Children – a charity dedicated to changing the lives of disabled children by providing practical and emotional support.
Since 2000 Caudwell Children has provided services worth over £39 million to over 25,000 children with over 600 different medical conditions. You may have seen that Hollie Arnold MBE won gold and set a new world record at the Commonwealth Games? Hollie is a beneficiary of Caudwell Children and now a wonderful ambassador for them and Children’s Activities Week.
Children’s Activities Week aims to raise as much money as possible for Caudwell Children, raise awareness of the Children’s Activities Association and also ensure as many children across the UK as possible have access to clubs, classes and activities in their area.
Please help by donating, looking for local events or simply sharing information on social media using #WatchMeFly and #CAW2018. Thank you.