Memory of a Lifetime Campaign

2019 is a very special year for Kangaroos, as we are celebrating our 25th anniversary. To mark this we are 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.

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.”


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.




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.

We need your help

We are raising £100,000 to support the Memory of a Lifetime campaign. We are already over half way to that target. 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.

Participate in KangaChallenge

To find out more about KangaChallenge and how you, your friends or your workplace can enter download our KangaChallenge pack

Companies and local businesses can sponsor our Memory of a Lifetime campaign. Download our sponsorship pack to find out more and see how supporting us can benefit you as a company.

We are delighted that two local companies – Restore and Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors have recently become a silver sponsor of our Memory of a Lifetime campaign.

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.