KIDS staff were left reeling with shock when they returned to work after Christmas on discovering that the KIDS Orchard Centre had been broken into.

The thieves took a small amount of money causing a great deal of damage and mess, smashing windows and turning the office upside down. Staff worked hard over the Christmas holiday to ensure the centre could open on time this week however there is still damage to the windows which we need to repair.

KIDS Orchard Centre in Lye supports disabled children and young people and their families by providing a wide range of invaluable services. For many it is a life line, offering play and leisure activities and supporting young disabled people to gain independence and new skills as well as offering information and support for parents.

 “We are so delighted to see how well Robert has settled into the group at KIDS. You can see the difference in his confidence, and he has even started to help with the cooking at home now. It’s a great place for him – the staff support and encourage him where he needs it but also give him the space to be independent.”

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KIDS Regional Manager Claire Reid said “ It is heart breaking, staff work really hard to raise money to improve the centre and increase the services we offer and now we are going to have to spend that money on replacing broken windows and the stolen cash.”

 

For over 45 years KIDS has worked across England supporting disabled children, young people and their families, helping them cope with their disabilities and making sure they are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

 

KIDS’ vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations.

 

KIDS are appealing for support to help cover these costs , please donate today.

For more information please contact Hannah Pennock, Hannah.pennock@kids.org.uk