Help a local charity: become a trustee

Carefree Kids logoLocal charity Carefree Kids is looking for some additional trustees.

Here’s their ad below and you can find out more from their website:

Please pass this message on if you have any social media sites.

Leytonstone charity concert a sell-out success

Carefree Kids Alexander Baillie charity concertThere was a wonderful evening of music last Saturday (9 June) in the magnificent dining hall of Forest School, Snaresbrook, which was packed for Leytonstone based charity Carefree Kids first ever fundraising concert.

The concert, ‘From Heart to the Heart’ was performed by world renowned cellist Alexander Baillie, accompanied on piano by John Thwaites.

The event was also attended by Cllr Richard Sweden, Mayor of Waltham Forest, and was held to raise funds towards an urgently needed new mobile therapy playbus, which is central to the work that Carefree Kids does in Waltham Forest and the surrounding boroughs.

The charity would like to thank everybody who attended and who sponsored the event with prizes for the raffle.

Have a good night out and support your local charities

Three Leytonstone based charities have events coming up in the next few weeks and would love your support. Please see their websites/Facebook pages for details of times, costs and if booking is needed.

Cygnus Trust Quiz Night

Wednesday 16 May 2012, Star of India

Includes a delicious Indian buffet.

Precious Premies

A charity night of mediumship with the lovely Becs, including buffet and raffle.

Friday 18 May 2012, The Plough and Harrow

Carefree Kids

Concert with the international cellist Alexander Baillie, including works for cello and piano by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, John Ireland and Cesar Franck. Accompanied on piano by John Thwaites.

 Saturday 9 June 2012, Forest School

(Tickets from Carefree Kids, not Forest School).

Support Beth for local children’s charity in Sunday’s London marathon

Charity’s first ever marathon entry.

Friends of Carefree Kids marathon banner
Carefree Kids, a Leytonstone based charity working in schools throughout Waltham Forest and the neighbouring boroughs, is entering its first ever runner in the London Marathon this Sunday to raise money towards an urgently needed new playbus and towards general office costs.

27-year old Beth Eite is a town planner with Tower Hamlets Council. She has run two full marathons before, in Rome and Edinburgh, but has struggled with a knee injury this year, so is hoping this won’t deter her success.

Beth found out about Carefree Kids from her boyfriend, Rob, whose mum is chair of the Trustees and a volunteer. Rob was also a pupil at George Tomlinson School in Leytonstone, one the main schools the charity works with.

You can sponsor Beth Eite on her MyDonate Fundraiser profile page:

You can find out more about the work of Carefree Kids on:

Carefree Kids is also organising a charity concert with the internationally famous cellist Alexander Baillie on Saturday 9 June. Find out more, and how to obtain tickets at:

(Apologies if you received the earlier post without a title!)

You are invited: international cellist to appear for Leytonstone charity

Carefree Kids Charity Concert

Saturday 9 June 2012

Alexander Baillie concert ad

Light refreshments (food and non-alcoholic drink) will also be on sale.

Download a poster and leaflet below and please publicise this concert on behalf of Carefree Kids. You can also add the web banners (there are .gif and .jpg versions) to your website or Facebook pages. These should be linked to:

Alexander Baillie concert medium vertical banner

Alexander Baillie concert small vertical banner

Alexander Baillie concert small vertical banner

Venue details and more information (map, transport and accessibility):

Precious Premies Valentines Ball Charity Night

Precious Premies, is a local non-profit fundraising organisation set up by two mothers who met in 2006 when their children were born and admitted to a Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

They are holding a Valentine’s event in Leytonstone, more details and how to get tickets are on their Facebook site below.

Saturday 11 Feb 2012, 7.30pm start

Who can attend: Anyone … children must be with an adult


  • Adults and children over 10 years £10
  • Children under 10 years £5

This is a ticket only event, please contact: