May 100 2023

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Project by Flamingo Chicks CIO

We did it
On 9th July 2024 we successfully raised £36,401 ( + est. £1836.00 Gift Aid ) with 448 supporters in 461 days

To get 7500 disabled children dancing and advocating for their futures whilst promoting intergenerational volunteering!

 New stretch target

Our initial target of £20,000 covers our unfunded costs needed to run the projects listed for 6 months.

Our stretch target of £40,000 would cover all these costs for 1 year!


This page is closed but please support our current campaign: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/may-100-2024

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WHO WE ARE
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; 24,000 children have danced with us since we began. Last year:

  • 7,371 children came through our sessions (up by 32%)
  • 237 workshops delivered (up by 74%)
  • 84 regular classes (up by 52%)
  • 32 new settings, we also worked with every children’s hospice in the UK!
  • 23 inclusive dance teachers across the UK
  • 2 inclusive dance tours,  Men-tour and SMOOSH 
  • 5 new Parent & Carer Champions
  • 571 active, intergenerational volunteers

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

Since Covid hit, we’ve seen surging demand for our support.  We are steadily increasing the number of children we reach year on year – and with your help, we can keep up the momentum!  

This year, we want to raise a minimum of £20,000 to increase our reach to 7,500 children in 2023 and shine a spotlight on the importance of supporting disabled children’s mental and physical health.

Funds raised will enable us to:

  • DELIVER inclusive and immersive classes, workshops, a tour and virtual class reaching 7500 children
  • SUPPORT parents and carers through supportive and educational events
  • TRAIN others to share excellent practice
  • ADVOCATE with powerful campaigns 

This will include:

  • Lauching a brand new performance and advocacy arm of Flamingo Chicks called ‘Performance Deconstructed’ 

Magical touring workshops inside an enchanting pop-up stage with moving props, fabrics, smells, sounds and costumes to nurture confidence, imagination and curiosity. 

  • Uniting the generations

Our Award winning Volunteer programme currently sees 571 intergenerational volunteers contribute to our work.  We particularly encourage socially isolated, older and disabled volunteers to take part. 

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 .

  • Training 

We are working to expand the diversity of our team, on boarding new skill-sets, lived experience of disability and improved ethnic diversity to better represent the communities we serve. Your support will help us recruit, train and support new team members, set up additional regular classes and launch new workshops in places in the UK we haven't worked in before. We’ll also launch a new tour and widely showcase our techniques, up-skilling many others in inclusive practice.

HOW YOU CAN HELP     

1679410778_screenshot_2023-03-21_at_14.59.24.pngWe are asking for you to take part in May 100 - our fundraising campaign not only gets people active but will help us keep disabled children dancing!

The concept is simple - you commit to doing something active during May around the theme of ‘100’ and aim to raise £100 by the end of May 2023. You can take part as an individual, a family, with work colleagues or a community. 

Supporters have done all sorts from running 100 miles during May to a 100 plié challenge – whether you walk, swim, cycle, roll or paddle, you can take part on your own, or as part of a team.

This is not only an incredibly fun campaign to take part in, that gets you moving, but ALL of the funds raised will go towards Flamingo Chicks’ ground-breaking work breaking down barriers for disabled children and their families and to get more children active and dancing!

It’s entirely up to you – but you’ll be fully supported along the way.

Please donate, fundraise and support May 100 to help us reach 7500 children this year. 

We also have a great selection of rewards to thank you for supporting and for joining the flock!

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

Select a reward

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Bumps and buggies walk entry / goodie bag

Meet new and expecting mums for a wellbeing mile walk around the beautiful Horfield Common in Bristol. Friday 26th May 2023 Midday - 1pm Afterwards, join us for a free drink in the cafe and you'll get a baby goodie bag worth £10! The Ardagh, Kellaway Avenue, Horfield Common, Bristol, BS6 7YL.

£15 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Flamingo Chicks' tea towel

A beautiful rainbow themed Flamingo Chicks' tea towel. Includes postage.

£18 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Beeswax Food Wraps kit

A kit containing 2 pieces of high quality cotton fabrics, 2 blocks of our lovely mix of beeswax, pine resin and coconut oil and the instructions on how to make the perfect bees wax wraps. Spend a crafty afternoon with friends and make your own beeswax food wraps.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Arthouse Unlimited Soap

Arthouse Unlimited Meditation Organic Soap. A fresh calming fragrance all beautifully packaged in a gold embellished box with a lovely dog pattern. A luxurious organic soap which is triple milled for a longer lasting lather. Vegan friendly, plant based ingredients and paraben free.

£22 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Flamingo baby muslin blanket

2 Pack Floral & Flamingo Large Muslin Cloths for baby.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Nail Shed Voucher - Bristol

£20 voucher to spend on beauty treatments at https://thenailshedbristol.co.uk/ - on Gloucester Road, Bristol.

£40 or more

0 of 2 claimed

2 week pass at the Fitness Yard, Bristol

Two weeks of free passes at The Fitness Yard, Henleaze Road Bristol BS9! www.the-fitnessyard.co.uk

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Turtle Bay gift voucher

Turtle Bay Caribbean Restaurant & Bar Gift Voucher - https://turtlebay.co.uk/

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Reflexology treatment - Bristol

Lucy Morgan Reflexology voucher: reflexology treatment at Sensate Spa and Studios, or The Bank Fitness in Henleaze, BS9 https://lucymorganreflexology.co.uk/


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