Kids Adventure

Kids Adventure are a student run charity that provide non-residential respite breaks for the most vulnerable children who experience severe neglect or abuse. Kids Adventure take these children on 3 annual holidays a year.

In April 2017 the Alec Dickson Trust provided funding to Kids Adventure; a student run charity, which has been operating since 1993. They provide non-residential respite breaks for the most vulnerable children, who are referred to them by Birmingham social services and have all experienced severe neglect or abuse. These children are aged 7-11 and Kids Adventure take them on 3 annual holidays a year – one at Easter and two during the Summer.

During the holidays, the children are cared for on a one-to-one basis with a different volunteer each day, ensuring that they receive optimum care and individual attention for the entire week. The kids involved are taken on fun and educational trips within the local area and are provided with breakfast, packed lunch and hot evening meal each day at a centre where Kids Adventure also run craft activities, games and sports.

Praise for Kids Adventure

“As a student who became involved with my first Kids Adventure holiday this year and have now joined the committee, I can testify to the incredible impact that Kids Adventure makes to the children that we are able to help. We aim to give the children completely new opportunities, to help them to build their self-esteem and to allow them just to be children without any of the hardships or responsibilities of their home lives.” – Student volunteer at Kids Adventure

 “When I grow up I want to go to University too, so I can be a Kids Adventure volunteer!” – Child aged 11

“Thank you Kids Adventure for giving him back his confidence and thank you for giving me back my son.”  – Parent of child who attended a Kids Adventure break

About Alec Dickson Trust

We support young people who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society.