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REC announces KidsOut as its chosen charity

REC announces KidsOut as its chosen charity

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for the UKs private recruitment industry, is delighted to announce today (November 11th) that it has chosen KidsOut as its preferred charity partner for the next two years.

REC members and staff will now be encouraged to actively fund-raise for the charity which each year helps more than 50,000 disabled and disadvantaged children (aged up to 18) through a wide range of activities that use happiness to help them gain positive life experiences.

In 2009, KidsOut has:
Provided a toy box for all children that find themselves in a womens aid shelter because of domestic violence
Launched new Boat Float initiative - making model boats from recycled materials - that will enable thousands of children and their parents realize the value of play
Helped hundreds of disabled and disadvantaged children under five through its pioneering Phyzzikids project that uses sensory play as a way to engage their imagination and develop their speech.

KidsOut approached the REC to ask for its support for its ground-breaking work. So impressed was the REC with KidsOuts vision and services which make a difference to so many young lives, it agreed to launch a series of initiatives to engage its members in helping KidsOut reach more young people who desperately need positive assistance.

Launching the partnership, Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive said: KidsOut has inspired us with its innovative and creative approach in helping tens of thousands of children in the UK each year. We think it is the ideal charity for the recruitment industry to support and to help us put something back in the local communities where we operate. Its important that all children get as good a start in life as possible. The more positive a childs early life is, the more likely they are to contribute to our society as they mature. The children KidsOut help are the ones that need it.

We hope our members will take KidsOut to their hearts and join us in helping raise funds for its tremendous work throughout the UK.

David Baker, KidsOuts Chief Executive said: We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the RECs charity for the next two years. We have been warmly received by the team and we are really looking forward to working with everyone there to make this partnership a fantastic success. The organisation has made a superb commitment to raise funds for us which will to help KidsOut bring smiles to the faces of thousands of disadvantaged children every year.

The REC will also be promoting KidsOut across the whole of the recruitment sector, encouraging its members to support the life-changing work that we do. The RECs approach is second to none and we are convinced that its relationship with its members will enable KidsOut to work with many organizations within the recruitment arena.

Comic Reliefs Red Nose Day has been nominated as the RECs secondary charity for which donations were made earlier this year from both staff and members attending regional REC on the Road seminars.

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