Kiddimoto teams with charity Above & Beyond
Partners with local charity to support Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and raise bike safety awareness
Kiddimoto has teamed up with local hospital charity Above & Beyond to support the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and raise awareness about the importance of wearing helmets.
On Tuesday 8 August, the Kiddimoto team visited the children’s hospital to host a play day, donate some of their award-winning balance bikes, scooters, ride-ons and helmets to the Play Centre and to launch a Design Your Own Helmet competition. Children aged five to 15 are invited to design a brand new helmet which will be brought to life by the Kiddimoto design team and go into production in time for Christmas. For every one of these specially designed helmets sold worldwide, £5 will be donated to Above & Beyond.
Simon Booth, founder of Kiddimoto, said: “We are so pleased to be working with Above & Beyond as they do some incredible work in the hospitals in Bristol. This partnership gives us an opportunity to give something back to the community and also make a real difference by highlighting the importance of bike safety. We’re really looking forward to seeing the helmet designs that the kids come up with and to supporting the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children via Above & Beyond.”
The partnership will also see the company donate £1 from every helmet sold from Kiddimoto’s website to Above & Beyond to invest in projects that make a real difference to families from Bristol and across the South West. Funds generated from helmet sales will help support the 88,000 young patients treated at the children’s hospital each year.
Catherine Harris, Corporate Partnerships Fundraising Officer at Above & Beyond, added: “We’re so excited to be working in partnership with Simon and the team at Kiddimoto as their chosen charity. It’s thanks to the wonderful support of local businesses such as Kiddimoto that we’re able to fund projects within Bristol children’s hospital above and beyond what the NHS can afford so thank you. We’re all looking forward to an exciting year of events and activities.”
For more information, visit www.aboveandbeyond.org.uk/kiddimoto.