Dear friends,

We hope that you are safe and well.

It is with a heavy heart and great disappointment that we must cancel the 3AW Lunchtime Rumours Feast for 2021. Victoria’s Roadmap makes it clear that an event of this nature or size will not be allowed to occur for the foreseeable future.

Over the next two weeks, Kids First’s finance team will process full refunds for all tickets purchased.

Our intention is to come back, bigger and better and shortly we will confirm a date for ‘LRF’ in August 2022. Please stay tuned for a ‘Save the date’ early in the New Year.

In the meantime, we must say we have really missed seeing you all for the past two years.

We have also missed seeing the difference your incredible generosity brings to Kids First. Over the years your support meant that isolated mums were linked to caring mentors, children were protected from family violence and teens learned to develop healthy relationships.

Given the two-year absence of Kids First’s major fundraiser, we are working on a ‘Giving Day’ to occur on Thursday 21st October. During that 24-hour period, our hope is to raise much-needed funds for Kids First’s programs for children. The pandemic has seen a spike in the number of young people self-harming and more children using violence towards their parents. For children experiencing vulnerability, lockdowns have exacerbated feelings of isolation and sadness. With your help we can ensure Kids First’s vital services reach more children and families and shape brighter, hope-filled futures.

More information about Kids First Giving Day held on the 21st October 2021 will released shortly. We would greatly appreciate any support you may be able to provide.

Thank you so much for your understanding and please take care.

Kids First Australia, trading name of Children’s Protection Society Inc is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office 2018 Children’s Protection Society Inc. All rights reserved. – ABN 52 303 567 862