Our History

The Kids Village was born in November 2018 after being a dream of The Fletcher family for over 10 years.

Kids Village was founded by a family who know exactly what the pain and worry feels like when you have a child with a life-threatening illness. Gary and Claire’s daughter Sammie, who’s now 25, was diagnosed with cancer aged nine. The future was uncertain and there were years of operations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and worry…

The family were passionate about creating a positive environment for Sammie and thankfully she successfully fought the disease.

Fast forward 10 years and Sammie met her husband-to-be, Jamie, who also fought his way to beating cancer whilst in his teens. You can read more about Sammie & Jamie here.

The passion to help other families find a positive and uplifting respite environment, comes from these personal experiences and Kids Village was founded with exactly that in mind.

Kids Village is supported by a large network of friends, families and people who are passionate about making Kids Village a success.

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What We Do

Our clear aim is to help children with critical illnesses and their families across the UK by giving them crucial respite from the trauma of being in hospitals.