May 100 2024

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Project by Flamingo Chicks Cio

Total raised £19,149

 
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To get 11,000 disabled children dancing and advocating for their futures whilst promoting intergenerational volunteering!

 donated match funding
BA Better World Community Fund is providing live match funding

It takes two to tutu 

Our new celebrity backed campaign highlights the loneliness disabled children face with 45% regularly feeling lonely and 15% feeling lonely every single day. That means 270,000 disabled young people in the UK feel alone 365 days a year.

Help be the solution by supporting Flamingo Chicks. With our multi-faced programmes, we can provide opportunities for all.

Flamingo Chicks is a multi-award winning charity and inclusive community giving disabled and ill children the opportunity to explore movement through dance. From a small community group founded in 2013, we have become a national force championing inclusion for disabled children.

35,323 children have danced with us since we began and last year we did more than ever before:

  - 11,589 children engaged in our sessions (up by 57%)

  - Conducted 285 workshops (up by 20%)

  - Hosted 106 regular classes (up by 26%)

  - Empowered 40 Agents of Change, our youth advocacy group

  - Welcomed 847 intergenerational volunteers, up by 48%

  - Hosted 5 intergenerational tea dances and 3 Parent and Carer events

  - Trained 23 individuals in Makaton, promoting communication inclusivity

-  We also launched our brand new Mobile Stage and interconnecting canopy, bringing a riot of colour and sensory exploration, delivering 26 workshops!

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We’ve kept up the momentum in 2024 diving straight into ‘robot term’ – underpinning all our sessions with a STEM sub-theme linked to the curriculum and sustainable development goals.  We’ve  delivered 2 advocacy hijacks at Downing Street and the Cabinet Office – raising awareness of the issues faced by families of disabled children and training up staff in inclusive practice.

 This year is a huge milestone for us, OUR TENTH BIRTHDAY!

HOW WE HELP DISABLED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES 

We deliver ground-breaking inclusive programmes designed to support disabled children and their families through five core pillars:
1) inclusive dance classes
2) peer-to-peer support networking
3) intergenerational volunteering
4) youth-led advocacy
5) global outreach

These pillars unite creating support, systemic change and a fairer, more inclusive society.  

WHAT WE WANT TO DO

This year, we want to raise a minimum of £20,000 to reach 11,000 children in 2024 and shine a spotlight on the importance of creating opportunities for disabled children to move and make friends.

Funds raised will enable us to:

  • DELIVER inclusive and immersive classes, workshops, a tour and a free, on-demand virtual class reaching a total of 11,000 children
  • SUPPORT parents and carers through supportive and educational events 
  • TRAIN others to share excellent practice
  • ADVOCATE with powerful campaigns 

This will include:

  • 20 ‘Performance Deconstructed’ Stage Shows

Magical touring workshops delivered from our enchanting mobile, pop-up stage which has moving props, fabrics, smells, sounds and costumes to nurture confidence, imagination and curiosity. With new themes centered around conservation and technology, help engage our participants in immersive experiences that align with the National Curriculum and global sustainability goals.

  • Volunteering for all - uniting the generations and enabling disabled people to enjoy the wellbeing benefits of giving back

Our Award winning Volunteer programme sees 847 intergenerational volunteers contribute to our work.  We particularly encourage socially isolated, older and disabled volunteers to take part and we're committed to maintaining and growing this in 2024.

We also promote opportunities for generations to interact such as our unique tea dances which bring care home residents and younger Flamingo Chicks for carefree afternoons of dance, music and friendship.

  • First ballet prosthetic

Working with Koalaa Prosthetics and our Agents Of Change, your support will enable us to design and create a new prosthetic for children with upper limb difference.

  • Brand new Olympics and Paralympics virtual class featuring cameos from athletes!

An on-demand accessible 'active learning' dance class featuring Makaton, available for free. Great for schools or use at home.

  • Training 

We want to better showcase our techniques and up skill more people on inclusive practice to create a ripple effect of opportunities for disabled children, across more of the UK.  Your support will enable us to develop our in-house training offer which includes Makaton training, inclusive dance practice and disability awareness.

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Please donate, fundraise and support our May 100 campaign to help us reach 11,000 children this year. 

We also have a great selection of rewards to thank donors for supporting including CELEBRITY DESIGNED TUTUS! There's amazing creations from Lorraine Kelly, Andy Day and Amy Dowden amongst others.

For inspiration and to find out more about us, visit: flamingochicks.org/may100/  

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1 hr golf lesson at the Manor House golf club

1 hr golf lesson at the Manor House golf club driving range in Castle Combe, Wiltshire . Clubs are available and a group lesson for up to 3 people is possible. Website: www.louisbostongolf.co.uk

£81 or more

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Makaton Level 1 course

Makaton Level 1 course (4th & 5th June).

£100 or more

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Cross Fit Trym 10 classes plus enrolment

New Cross Fit Trym (Westbury, Bristol) 10 classes plus enrolment. https://www.thebankfitness.co.uk/crossfit-trym-contact-us

£200 or more

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Celebrity tutu - Lorraine Kelly

Designed by Lorraine Kelly, an adult and child tutu pair, this beautiful tutu is white and lights up! It's also embellished with penguins.

£200 or more

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Celebrity tutu - Amy Dowden

A beautiful Welsh inspired sparkly pink tutu! Matching pair, adult and child size. Features Welsh dragons, daffodils and breast cancer care ribbons.

£200 or more

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Celebrity tutu - Andy Day

Designed by CBeebies legend Andy, this adult and child tutu pair features motivational words.

£200 or more

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Celebrity tutu - Briony May Williams

Bake Off, Morning Live and Escape to the Country Briony's tutu is so good, you could almost eat it! Featuring animal print, baking utensils and bold colours, this adult and child pair will be quickly devoured!

£200 or more

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Jayne Middlemiss Tutu

Adult and child pair of tutus, designed by Jayne Middlemiss.

£200 or more

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Gail Porter tutu

Celebrity designed tutu from Gail Porter, Scottish television personality, model and actress. She started her television career in children's TV and this adult and child tutu pair is bound to have wide appeal!

£200 or more

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Evie Pickerell tutu

CBeebies favourite Evie had designed this beautiful adult and child tutu set! Featuring pastel tones and pom poms, it's longer length and dreamily beautiful!

£200 or more

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Gladiator Fury tutu

Adult and child tutu pair designed by Gladiator Fury aka Jodie Ounsley. Featuring Gladiators colours, Fury's blue braids and cochlear implants.

£15 or more

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Organic Lavender Sleep Masks

Iona DeBarge Sleep Masks are made using 100% luxury cotton for sensitive skin with a touch of French lavender for a good night's sleep.

£20 or more

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Turtle Bay voucher

https://turtlebay.co.uk/restaurants/bristol-broad-quay

£20 or more

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Cook voucher

Award winning frozen meals and puddings! £20 voucher. https://www.cookfood.net

£20 or more

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Better Food tea and cake

Tea and cake for 2 voucher at Better Food.

£25 or more

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Massage voucher - Bristol

Hilary Wilcox Health & Wellbeing massage (Bristol) £25 voucher.

£30 or more

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Health and Wellbeing Consultation

1 hour Health and Wellbeing Consultation with Rachel Joshi. (www.racheljoshi.co.uk)

£35 or more

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Childs Farm Goodies

Set of 7 full size Childs Farm products including Body wash, Shampoos, Moisturisers and Shower Smoothies. Childs Farm specialise in providing gentle, natural, and effective skincare products for little ones with the most delicate skin.

£40 or more

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14 day free pass for David Lloyd Westbury

A 14 day free pass for the facilities at David Lloyd Bristol Westbury which boasts a swimming pool, gym and spa facilities


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