Making inclusive play a part of tomorrow as well as today
A long long time ago, In 2001 a group of students noticed the lack of opportunities for children with additional needs to take part in sport and games. 20 years later, Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) has supported hundreds of children to take part in fun and games, make friends and learn new things. Through setting up KEEN London, our original volunteers provided a more inclusive future for disabled children in London and we want to ensure the service we all love and enjoy is still here in 20 years.
KEEN London is funded entirely by donations. While a large proportion of our funding is from Trusts and Foundations we also rely on the wonderful people who make a regular monthly donation, sponsor a friend, donate in our annual Big Give appeal or run a marathon for us. These sources of income ensure our work can continue when shorter term funding runs out. Gifts in wills and donations in lieu of flowers are all massive sources of income for charities but not something KEEN London has ever.talked about before. Gifts in Wills generate more than £3 billion a year for good causes with 7.3% per cent of the UK population deciding to leave a gift to charity in their Will.
We understand that family and loved ones always come first but please take a moment to remember a charity and ensure the work you support and are passionate about continues.
For more information about writing or updating your Will, please visit Remember A Charity’s guide on making a Will
To speak to us about leaving a gift in your will, about donations in lieu of flowers or to take advantage of our discounted will writing service with the Co-op Legal Services please contact our Fundraising Manager, Kirstie.