Memory of a Lifetime Campaign

2019 has been a very special year for Kangaroos, as we have been celebrating our 25th anniversary. To mark this we have been running our Memory of a Lifetime Campaign and supporting all of our young people to participate in an activity that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

We are delighted that our anniversary year was generously sponsored by two local companies:

Our overnight trips

Some of our members have chosen to participate in one of our very special overnight trips. The trips included visits to DisneyLand in Paris, Alton Towers, Center Parcs and a night out in London staying at a hotel and seeing the Lion King.

Read more about our visit to London and The Lion King.

Read more about our trip to Disneyland Paris.

Read more about our visit to Alton Towers.

“Nathan recently attended the London overnight trip to see the Lion King. The show obviously made an impression as Nathan acted out some of the songs when telling us about it, all the time beaming with the biggest smile. Thank you for giving Nathan this wonderful experience.” Parent, February 2019


Our day trips

Some of our members have chosen to go on a very special day out. These trips included the exclusive use of Blackberry Farm Park in Sussex, a trip to the London Eye and a river boat cruise on the Thames, a trip to the i360 in Brighton with a tour on an open top bus and, for our STARS group with complex medical needs, a trip in a speedboat around Portsmouth Harbour.

Read more about our visit to Blackberry Farm Park.

Read more about our visit to the London Eye.

Read more about our vintage bus ride, afternoon tea and visit to the i360.




On Saturday 27th July 2019 we celebrated our 25th anniversary with a special event, Kangafest, an inclusive festival held at Woodland Meads School for our members, families, staff, volunteers (past and present) and all of our supporters. Over 350 people attended the event.

It was a fun packed day which included a main stage with entertainment, a pamper tent, a circus skills workshop, bouncy castle, music and sensory workshops, a photo booth, animal encounter, face painting, cricket skills and much more.

Our Kangachallenge included a fun Hopathon and Kangarace with heats on spacehoppers. A big thank you to all involved. It really was a special day to remember.

Read more about Kangafest and our wonderful supporters in our blog post here.

As well as sponsoring the event, Tisshaws also very generously donated and raffled a Steiff Kangaroo
We are very grateful to Putty Cakes for generously donating this wonderful Kangaroos cake which was enjoyed by all
Some of our Members and their families having a wonderful time
Some of the original Founders of Kangaroos

We still need your help

Our aim for 2019 was to raise an additional £100,000 to support our Memory of a Lifetime campaign. Help us reach our  target. It’s not too late to donate.

Whether you are an individual, a community organisation or a business you can still help us raise the remaining money – there are all sorts of ways to help.

Companies and local businesses can sponsor any of our events.

Download our sponsorship pack to find out more and see how supporting us can benefit you as a company.

Or perhaps you would like to take on an individual challenge and fundraise for us at the same time.

Think you can take on the Kanga Challenge?

Can you Kanga Hop? Kanga Bake? Maybe you could Kanga Quiz your friends or your local community group?  There’s lots of ways you can challenge yourself and others to raise money for Kangaroos.

For children interested in fundraising, there’s the Kanga TriChallenge, a set of mini challenges ideal for attempting over the school holidays​. Get sponsored to complete all 3 and win a prize for the most sponsors!

  • KangaHop
  • KangaBake
  • KangaCraft

For more information and everything you need to get started, download the KangaChallenge or Kanga TriChallenge fundraising pack.

If you are interested in participating in, or running a fundraising activity for us, then please contact us and Samantha Norgate from our fundraising team will get back to you as soon as possible.