The Rotary Club of Henley-on-Thames has joined in a national effort to ensure that every child in a refuge get a toy box around Christmas — leveraging a £300 donation into £960-worth of toys.
KidsOut is a charity that aims to help disadvantaged children by giving them memories and experiences they would otherwise not get. It was founded in 1990 by Rotary clubs across Britain and the Littlewoods organisation, and is best known for its national days out and fun days events.
Those have been cancelled this year as a result of COVID-1, and Rotary is now focused on a new initiative to give toy boxes to children aged 0-13 in refuges, many there because of poverty or abuse at home.
A donation of £25 per child per box is added to by KidsOut to bring the box to £80 per child per box.
To contribute, go to https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/HenleyRotaryClub and don’t forget to mention KidsOut in the message section.