Chil­dren get a free chance at ac­tiv­i­ties

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE search is on in Bucks to get as many chil­dren as pos­si­ble in­volved in new ac­tiv­i­ties for free.

Chil­dren of all ages, from all walks of life, are be­ing in­vited to ap­ply for a place with the Kal­likids Spon­sored Child ini­tia­tive.

There are seven places up for grabs in Bucks, in ac­tiv­i­ties rang­ing from swim­ming and mu­sic to mar­tial arts.

If suc­cess­ful, the young­sters will get to take part in one of the ac­tiv­i­ties for free for a year, and across the UK more than 160 young­sters will be spon­sored.

The scheme is be­ing backed by Julie Pullin, for­mer ladies’ ten­nis Bri­tish num­ber one, who said: “All chil­dren de­serve the op­por­tu­nity, re­gard­less of cir­cum­stance, eco­nomic or so­cial sta­tus, to learn new skills. I have joined the Kal­likids Spon­sored Child ini­tia­tive as to­gether we want to give as many young­sters as pos­si­ble more op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“Try­ing new skills while you are young is vi­tal. Th­ese skills help build both phys­i­cal and so­cial con­fi­dence as young­sters move into adult­hood.”

The providers of­fer­ing spon­sor­ship places in Bucks in­clude Kid­dley­di­vey, in Ger­rards Cross, Sing and Sign, in Ayles­bury, and Rag­dolly Anna’s, in Mil­ton Keynes.

To find out more in­for­ma­tion about the scheme, or to ap­ply for a place, visit www.kal­likids. com/en/Kal­liKids/ spon­sor-my-child/ spon­sored-child-2016.

The clos­ing date ap­pli­ca­tions is May 29.

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Julie Pullin

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