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Charity (no. 1122062)

Wave 105 Cash For Kids - Dorset, Hants, IOW, W. Sussex & Wiltshire

"Supporting local children through grants, Mission Christmas and emergency appeals (Coronavirus)"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

- Who we are and who we help -

Wave 105 Cash For Kids is a unique charity that is similar to 'BBC Children in Need’ but on a local level, meaning that all money raised locally stays locally and benefits children near you.


- Our campaigns and events -

Our annual campaigns include 1000 Faces and Every Day Trade Champion and these are the 'lifeblood' of the charity.

We also have a Charity Auction and we would normally offer a range of Challenge Events for our supporters to challenge themselves and raise money but these have been cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus. Community Events organised by our lovely supporters have also been cancelled or are on hold.

You can support our work with vulnerable children at this difficult time by:

  • joining our growing 'Faces Family' and becoming one of our 1000 Faces 
  • signing up as an Every Day Trade Champion - open to all local tradespeople
  • making a one off donation and claiming Gift Aid to add 25% extra at no cost to you
  • setting up a regular payment to provide ongoing support throughout the year

- Emergency response to Coronavirus -

We set up an Emergency Cash For Kids Appeal in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The money provided an emergency fund to help families that were struggling to cope before Coronavirus, as well as new families whose circumstances have changed and are now in need of help. 

We have provided emergency grants via an established network of local schools, charities and social workers and will continue to help children and families in need.

You can find out more about the appeal here  Cash For Kids Appeal  and view our video

Check out Ant and Dec's support for Wave 105's Cash for Kids Appeal

The appeal raised £71,000, providing emergency grants to local families and we will continue to help as many children and families in need as possible.

A huge Thank You to everyone who supported the Emergency Appeal. You are all amazing!


- How we help vulnerable children-

Last year, we helped over 37,000 vulnerable children in Dorset, Hants, IOW and parts of West Sussex and Wiltshire - but there are thousands more children living in poverty, with an illness or disability, or in vulnerable circumstances across the south.

We work closely with social workers, schools, local charities and others who are able to identify children who need urgent help.


- We make a real difference -

We help children all year round and our grants have helped a wide range of children.

We help with the little things, such as buying school shoes for two girls whose shoes were falling apart and were hurting their feet to paying for dance lessons for disabled children and a child fleeing domestic violence. We also help with the big things, such as giving grants to local hospitals to buy books which help young children to understand bereavement and funding distraction equipment for their Children's Emergency Departments.   


- Mission Christmas appeal -

Cash For Kids is best known for our annual Mission Christmas appeal which helps thousands of children in the south - 32,394 children and teenagers opened a present on Christmas Day thanks to all the lovely supporters of our 2019 appeal.  


- Working with you -

Want to help local children but don't know how? We can make it easy for you.

If you want to make a difference to thousands of vulnerable children near you, we can help!
Cash For Kids supports hundreds of children's charities and organisations who help children across the south - if you choose to support us, we will ensure your donation helps children near you.

Please take a look at the Additional Information section to see a list of who we have helped - and there are lots more (far too many to list!)

Our Services Are

Free

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What We Do

WE ARE HELPING FAMILIES HIT HARDEST BY CORONAVIRUS

We have given emergency grants to local families that need help with food and essentials and we are working with schools, social workers, food banks and local charities to provide support.

If your family is struggling to cope and you need help, please contact our Charity Manager, Sam Tanner by email in the first instance - sam.tanner@wave105.com

Stay safe. 

GRANTS AVAILABLE DURING THE YEAR

Cash For Kids is a unique grant giving charity that supports children and families who experience hardship or need a helping hand throughout the year. 

- How we can help you -

We help thousands of local children across Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight and parts of West Sussex and Wiltshire via grant applications from social workers, schools, local charities and other organisations. 

We have well established, direct links with hundreds of charities and organisations in the area and we are happy to help you with your grant application. 

- If you need help -

If you have a question or would like to discuss your grant application, please phone:

Charity Manager, Sam Tanner on 01489 481082 and she will be happy to help you. 

You can also email sam.tanner@wave105.com

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Volunteer

- Supporting Cash For Kids -

There are only two of us who work for Wave 105 Cash For Kids so we welcome support from individuals and local businesses and we can share regular updates so that you can see how your money has helped children near you. 

- Help us to grow our social media footprint -

You can Like and Share our social media posts for free and this will help with donations and reaching children who need our help. Tag us too! @Wave105CashForKids  #Wave105CashForKids

- Challenge yourself for Cash For Kids -

We normally have a range of Challenge Events for supporters to try - 2020 events included skydives and wing walks but these have been cancelled or postponed. Please keep an eye out for updates and sign up to do something amazing!

- Become one of our 1000 Faces or an Every Day Trade Champion -

Support our popular 1000 Faces and Every Day Trade Champion campaigns - these are the 'lifeblood' of the charity as they support our work with vulnerable children throughout the year. We also hold a Charity Auction in the autumn where you can bid for a spot with our presenters or news team.

- Not sure which charity to choose... -

If you would like to help children near you but you don't know which charity to choose, we may be able to help as we work with most of the children's charities across Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight and parts of West Sussex and Wiltshire.

- Volunteering and community support -

We always need volunteers for Mission Christmas in November/December - keep an eye on our website for details.

We would like to build an 'army of volunteers' to cheer on our lovely supporters who are doing Challenge Events as it would be great encouragement for them!

You may be able to help with sourcing auction items or you could organise your own Community Events in aid of Cash For Kids and we can provide support.

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Additional Info

- Emergency Cash For Kids Appeal -

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME

Our emergency Cash For Kids Appeal in response to Coronavirus raised over £71,000 and has helped numerous children and families across the south.

- Cash For Kids is supporting charities in the south -

Here is a list of some of the children's charities Cash For Kids has supported over the years:

  • The Rainbow Centre, Fareham
  • Ashley's Birthday Bank, Bournemouth
  • The Bus Stop Club, Ferndown
  • Wet Wheels, Portsmouth 
  • Kids Smile Centre, Waterlooville
  • Epliepsy Life, West Sussex
  • Integr8

and lots more - too many to list!

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