Posted on 14 December 2016
Our Birmingham office have been getting in touch with their inner child to select toys in support of the Toy Box service of the KidsOut charity.
KidsOut was founded in 1990 by Lady Grantchester, whose family owned Littlewoods, and registered officially as a charity in 1999. Its initial goal was to provide disadvantaged children with some happy memories by taking them on a fun day out. By 2015, the charity had become the only one nationally to support every child in a Women’s aid federation refuge, by providing toys, days out, workshops and more.
The charity has grown, with support from Rotary International, to provide a wider range of services all with the same ethos. Started in 2008, Toy Box delivers brand new toys and games to children who have been rehoused due to domestic violence.
Jackie Hendley, Head of Office, commented, “We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile charity. The Toy Box service of KidsOut struck a chord with us. So many children are privileged enough to receive extravagant gifts at this time of year, so it is wonderful to be able to provide those children who are not as fortunate as most, or who have been through a particularly difficult time, with something to look forward to!”
She added, “We are honoured to participate in the Toy Box appeal, which fits well with our continuing charitable support. It has been tremendous fun for the whole office to buy the toys and games, knowing that they are going to local children living in a refuge that have had to flee their homes, leaving all they know behind them.”
Smith Cooper continue to support the local market place in activities with The Birmingham Chamber of Industry and Commerce; Birmingham Professional Services; Colmore Business District and Marketing Birmingham to name a few.