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Take a Tin

23 November 2017

Next Tuesday is ‘Giving Tuesday’ - Could you choose to give to Children’s Links?

Whether you bake good stuff, make good stuff, donate good stuff, tweet good stuff or even say good stuff. How YOU support us is totally up to you.

You’ll be joining some of Britain’s biggest brands, charities and celebrities, as well as thousands of people in the UK doing good stuff for charity.

We would be delighted if you could give to Children’s Links in anyway. Perhaps you could join us in our NEW Take a Tin campaign and help to home a collection tin in your local area or to make a one off donation, click here


Find out more about Giving Tuesday please go to

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Finest Festive Knitwear Day

23 November 2017

Children’s Links has helped to improve the lives of over 113,000 children, young people and their families last year but we need your to help us do more.

We are inviting our partners, supporters and local businesses to join Children’s Links with our festive fundraising. All you have to do is wear your favourite Christmas jumper; in return for a donation of £1 (or more!) and everyone can come to work in their own festive style.

Please help us to reach even more families in need by asking your own office, branch, department or even whole company to take part.

By supporting our Finest Festive Knitwear Day, you will positively improve the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018.

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Building Better Opportunities

16 November 2017

Designed to support individuals back in to education, training or employment, Building Better Opportunities is a programme engaged with 24 organisations across Greater Lincolnshire who are working together to help people move forward with their goals.

This opportunity is completely FREE as it is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF).

What can Building better Opportunities do for you?

  • Personalised to suit your individual needs
  • Confidential 1 to 1 support – from writing CVs to practise interviews
  • Help to set and achieve your goals
  • Work experience and volunteering opportunities
  • Opportunities for training and qualifications
  • Job clubs & help with job searches
  • Access to ‘My Work Search’, an online employment skills, training and job search programme
  • Financial help is available for childcare or respite care and expenses; please contact us for more information.

To be eligible for this FREE service you need to have the right to work in the UK and meet one or more of the criteria below:

  • Unemployed
  • Economically inactive
  • Under 18 and not in education, training or employment

Participants who have benefitted from the project so far include stay-at-home parents ready to return to work, victims of redundancy, participants with low self-esteem who have not had work opportunities since leaving education - and many more!

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Lets Get You Starter

05 November 2017

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Fun with Food

02 November 2017

​Free Fun with Food Taster Session taking place in Binbrook next Tuesday. Through this taster session you will be given the chance to build your confidence, in a supportive and safe environment.

There will be fun activities for you to take part in.

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Head Office Relocation

19 October 2017

​Children’s Links would like to officially announce that we will begin to relocate our Head Office on Monday 23rd October 2017. We are pleased and excited to be moving to Suite 1 & 4, Gymphlex Buildings, Boston Road, Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

We look forward to continuing to work with our current partners and stakeholders. The focus for our new office will be to provide our quality children’s services and expert knowledge in the children’s sector, with a view to strenghtening and developing the Children’s Links team and new business opportunities.

Unfortunately we may experience some short term disruption to our IT and telephone systems during our relocation. Please accept our sincere apologies if short delays occur when trying to contact us. Your emails and calls are important to us and we shall endeavour to contact you as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience.

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Wear it Orange Week

11 September 2017

Wear it Orange Week 18th - 23rd September 2017

We are organising a whole week of fun and exciting events to raise funds for Children’s Links.

Our charity helped improve the lives of over 113,000 children, young people and their families last year and we need you to help us do more.
We would like to invite you to take part in your own office, branch, department or even whole company!

Our nurseries are hosting Orange Tuesday Tea Party - 19th September

Wear it Orange Day - 22 September

We are all putting pur best ORANGE gear on for Friday, could you take part and help us to raise money?
We would like to get as many of our partners, supporters and local businesses involved as possible. All you have to do is Wear it Orange in return for a donation of £1 (or more!) everyone can come to work in their own orange style.

Big Orange Sale

We are selling a whole range of toys, stationary, office equipment and so much more! Pop down to Holland House, Fortuna Horncastle Business Centre, Mareham Road, Horncastle Lincolnshire LN9 6PH and make us an offer on any item.

Skydive Saturday – 23rd September

We have 12 willing volunteers that will be doing a tandem skydive. They will be harnessed to the front of a BPA qualified instructor, and after just a 20 minute briefing they will fly up to 15,000 feet and then take the jump! If you want to donate to the skydivers challenge please follow the link

By supporting our Wear it Orange Week with fundraising and donating, you will positively improve the lives of thousands of children, young people and their families.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more e: m: 07939 285 184

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Children’s Links Nominated for Local Awards!

25 July 2017

The Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2017, sponsored by Riseholme College, a part of Bishop Burton College, are back again for their fourteenth year on Thursday November 2nd at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground.

Children’s Links are delighted to be nominated for two awards!

Little Explorers Nursery encourages, promotes and develops new ways for children to get active! All children engage in the outdoor activities; They develop a sense of satisfaction and achievement, increase their stamina, become aware of the impact of physical activity on their bodies, talking about heart rates, breathing, muscle sensations and are then able to build some awareness to self-regulate – all through positive and imaginative play.

Also, our Play Rangers are out there in the community working with children, young people and their families to use those open green spaces that a freely available for all. Play Rangers enthuse and encourage children to live healthy active lifestyles and we help to embed these principles for their future.

Little Explorers & Play Rangers are fantastic examples of the work we do to improve the life quality and experiences of children, young people and their families.

We look forward to finding out if we have have been shortlisted.

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Skydive with us!

15 June 2017

Have you ever wanted to skydive?

Join our team and help us fundraise and have an experience of a lifetime!
Whether you’ve already taken the plunge or you thought you’d never get the chance to, a tandem skydive is something you should experience! You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to appreciate the thrill of flying towards the earth, taking in incredible views and letting your whole body relax as you get used to the flying sensation! You’ll fly safe in the knowledge you’re strapped safely to an experienced and qualified instructor who will take care of everything for you.

Are you up to the challenge?

Date and Time: Saturday 23rd September at 9am
Location: Skydive Hibaldstow, Hibaldstow Airfield, Hibaldstow (near Brigg), North Lincolnshire, DN20 9NN

Cost: £50 deposit per person need to be paid by 13th July

Minimum pledge and fundraising target: £320

This will cover the cost of the jump and also raise funds for Children’s Links. You will need to raise this amount, or make up the shortfall yourself on the day. Or you can pay for the skydive yourself (£158.05) and then the minimum fundraising target would be reduced to £161.95
What will happen on the day?

You will be doing a tandem skydive. You will be harnessed to the front of a BPA qualified instructor, and after just a 20 minute briefing we will fly up to 15,000 feet and then take the jump!

Are there any restrictions?
The Skydive is open to anyone over the age of 16, but there are a few restrictions that can be found here:

For more information:

Please have a look at the skydive website Or contact Children’s Links Fundraising team
T: 0845 3730645

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Final Countdown for Jake’s Ultramarathon

19 April 2017

10 Days left to sponsor Jake…

Jake Robinson - Final Countdown
Jake Robinson - Final Countdown

​Jake Robinson is showing his support for all of the fantastic work that Children’s Links does with children, young people and their families.

Jake is taking on the 53 mile ultramarathon known as The Highland Fling Race. It is a gruelling lifetime challenge that follows the West Highland footpath from Milngavie to Tyndrum.

He’s has been training hard and he’s set to take the challenge on 29th April 2017.

Show your support for Jake and Children’s Links by sponsoring him today -

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Book Your Place Today! Understanding the Developing Brain

19 April 2017

This session will help you understand how the developing brain is constructed from birth; how it is shaped by experience and the environment; and most importantly how the adults who work and live with children and young people have ab enormous impact on how they develop.

Children’s Links is delighted to offer you the opportunity to join Jo Stockdale from Child Learning & Development Advisory Centre as she explains the way that every human interaction a child experiences effects their developing brain.

Thursday 25th May 2017
Birchwood Children’s Centre

£35 per delegate or £30 Early Bird Offer*

*If booked before 28th April 2017
To book your place email :

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Busy Summer Sessions benefits over 800 people!

30 September 2014

Our Youth Ranger and Community Engagement teams worked together in all of the children’s centres in East Lindsey to deliver Boredom Buster sessions.

The sessions provided a wide range of activities suitable for birth to 18 year olds, designed so whole families could attend the centre and enjoy time together. Both teams work as part of our contracts with Lincolnshire County Council to deliver services to families within children’s centres and outreach services to young people.

We also delivered 28 Play Ranger sessions in parks and green spaces within East Lindsey. These sessions are delivered within local communities and having been running for several years in these areas during the summer holidays. The sessions are run in partnership with Waterloo Housing.

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