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KIN January 2024 Update

We hope you had a restful summer break. Our Kids in Need (KIN) team had a well-deserved break with loved ones and have been back at HQ resetting for 2024 and sending out the last summer care packs.This year we will be sending out short, monthly updates to our subscribers instead of a quarterly newsletter. We have experienced significant growth in every area of KIN and by providing short, regular updates we can stay in touch with our amazing community in a more meaningful way.Thank you for being ...

February 1, 2024

Kustom made for Kids

The 2023 Stragglers Rod and Kustom Charity Custom and Classic Car Display raised nearly $30,000 for charity, the highest annual total in the event’s 17-year history....

January 18, 2024

Fifth birthday for 'Kids'

Linda Roil would prefer it if there was no need for the well-recognised charity she started in Cambridge five years ago, Kids in Need Waikato.But instead of working her way out of the role, the numbers of children needing support to live with families other than their birth parents continues to increase and, as a result, Kids in Need Waikato is expanding.READ MORE HERE...

December 1, 2023

KIN Newsletter July 2023

Winter 2023 has well and truly been our busiest yet. It is clear that there is an increase in demand for our service directly from caregivers but also from the agencies we support around the Waikato. We put together 188 care packs in May and 140 in June.Read newsletter...

July 1, 2023

KIN Newsletter April 2023

We have had a busy start to 2023. After a successful Christmas campaign, our team enjoyed a well deserved break. We are now putting together winter Care Packs in preparation for the cooler months ahead.Read newsletter...

April 1, 2023

KIN Newsletter September 2022

Michael van den Engel, Dealer Principal of Ebbett Volkswagen handing Linda the keys to the new Kids in Need van...

September 1, 2022

Paul Harris Fellows Award

In July 2022, Linda and Graeme were honoured to both be named Paul Harris Fellows by Waikato Sunrise Rotary  - “in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world”.They are so grateful and will wear the pins with pride....

July 15, 2022

Cambridge Community Board Community Service Award

Linda Roil, pictured with husband Graeme, received her Community Service Award from Jo Davies-Collier. ...

June 19, 2022

KIN Newsletter June 2022

Linda at the KIN stand at the Hamilton Brick Show...

June 1, 2022

Providing the gift of warmth

With winter approaching, most of us couldn’t imagine the heartbreak of turning on the oven just to ensure there was at least one room in the house warm enough for our children to get dressed ready for the day ahead.In reality however, there are many in this situation and often, with grandparents, other family members or foster parents raising children not biologically theirs, the household budget is already stretched to capacity with essentials costs such as rent or mortgage, food and electric...

May 3, 2022

KIN Newsletter April 2022

After our incredibly successful Christmas campaign, the Kids in Need (KIN) team and volunteers enjoyed a well-deserved break for a few weeks over summer. We have spent the last few months resetting the shed, collecting donations and making care packs for children. The Board of Trustees have had their first meeting of the year and there are some exciting developments underway at KIN HQ.Read newsletter...

April 1, 2022

Filling the need at Christmas

A Hamilton grandmother raising 14 grandchildren was moved to tears  when she learned Cambridge-based charity Kids in Need Waikato was giving her family a new trampoline for Christmas.“Jumpflex has donated a trampoline every year for us and this year it’s going to this particular family,” said Linda Roil, who founded Kids in Need with her husband Graeme in 2018.“They’re very excited.  The grandmother cried when I told her.  She just cried.  It means those kids a...

December 17, 2021

KIN Newsletter November 2021

Some of our amazing Kids in need volunteers...

November 1, 2021

Project fosters generosity

Cambridge Middle School students Ella Millar and Aidan Tidd have collected bag-fulls of goodies for Kids in Need Waikato....

July 20, 2021

Water boy visit promotes benefits of volunteering

Kids in Need Waikato founder Linda Roil, and The WaterBoy founder Thomas Nabbs, flanked by Korakonui School students Nicholaas Van Hout and Wyatt Foster, and Knighton Normal School student Quinn Hodgson....

November 18, 2020

For the kids in need

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November 15, 2020

Hundreds come to the pyjama party

Piles and piles of kids' winter pyjamas donated by people in and around Cambridge have left collection organisers "absolutely amazed".Read the article at Cambridge News...

July 16, 2020

Charity helps Waikato Kids in Need

Linda Roil knows a lot about the importance of winter pyjamas.She is the founder and organiser of the not-for-profit group, Kids in Need Waikato. It is to that charity that hundreds of pairs of pyjamas collected throughout June by Cambridge Real Estate will be donated, then filtered through to children and teens in need.Read article at Cambridge News...

July 2, 2020

Getting out and about - Linda visits Matamata Kiwanis Club

Last Monday night (June 22) - Linda was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Matamata Kiwanis Club.Kiwanis is a service club (much like Rotary or Lions) with groups all over NZ and worldwide. These clubs have provided much help to groups in their local communities and also larger projects on a national and even international basis.Linda shared a meal with the group of around 40 - which also included visiting members from nearby clubs - Westside (Hamilton), Morrinsville, Te Awamutu and Oceansi...

June 26, 2020

Hamilton woman raising 10 grandchildren on her own 'overwhelmed' as donations flood in

A grandmother of 10 who quit her job and moved from Blenheim to Hamilton to care for the children has had a helping hand from the community to settle in.Martine, who didn't want her surname published, said she's still emotional and overwhelmed at the donations she's received.The solo grandparent now has five grandchildren - aged 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10 - in her care full time, as well as five others in her home every other week. One of the children is non-verbal and autistic and others have behavioura...

June 4, 2020

Spreading the love around

Mary Waters (left) pictured with Linda Roil (Kids in Need Waikato), Harriet Dixon (Cambridge Community House) and Jumble Around president Marianne Jarvie....

October 23, 2019

Concert in Cambridge Town Hall to support struggling families

Linda Roil, founder of Kids in Need Waikato, has hundreds of donated items in her Cambridge shed....

August 8, 2019

Kids in Need has room to grow

Linda Roil in front of her enormous new shed, which will help take Kids in Need Waikato to the next level....

October 28, 2018

Cambridge News Person of the Year 2018

Cambridge woman Linda Roil has a heart for children, and it is her work for kids in care that has seen her named the first-ever Cambridge News Person of the Year. This year, Linda has started a community initiative which makes up packs of clothes and toys to give to Waikato kids who come into care, often arriving with the clothes on their backs and little else. She’s lost count of how many packs she’s taken out to kids, but reckons it’s around 400. A caregiver herself, Linda was saddened w...

January 11, 2018

ASB Good As Gold Award

In December 2017, Linda was awarded with the ASB Good As Gold Award. This is award is given to Kiwis that are making a difference in their communities. Linda devotes her life to foster children in the Waikato, from fostering babies as young as 3 hours old, to making up care packs for every child in the region being fostered. Watch the video here...

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