Our supporters make KEEN possible

 

Without the support of so many both from within our immediate community and outside, KEEN simply couldn't continue to exist.

You can find out more about a range of ways to support KEEN below, and we hope that you will consider becoming a KEEN Supporter yourself.

 
 
 
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Join our wonderful team of Supporters and ensure our work can continue!

The fact that KEEN focuses on people with physical and learning disabilities is a great service for its members and the community in general.
— The Sports Ball Shop

From keeping you up to date with what's happening and inviting you to special events, being a KEEN supporter comes with a host of benefits.

We hope that you'll make the most of them, as we love having our supporters around! And besides, there are plenty of ways to support us regardless of what you can afford to give... 

Being a KEEN supporter is about much more than just your financial donation or donation-in-kind. It signifies a commitment to a fairer and more inclusive community and our work to achieve this, and makes you a valued part of the KEEN family.

This is reflected in the ways we work with and include our supporters in our work.

 
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BECOME A KEEN DONOR

DONATIONS UP TO £50

Make a much needed contribution to our core running costs, as a one-off or monthly amount. Find out how to become a KEEN donor and the benefits.

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BECOME A FRIEND OF KEEN

DONATIONS OVER £50 (OR £25 FOR STUDENTS)

KEEN is all about friendship and community! Find out how to become a friend of KEEN and the benefits.

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BECOME A KEEN PATRON

DONATIONS FROM £250/£500/£1000/£2000+

Our Patrons provide the financial stability essential to our longer term success. Find out how to become a KEEN Patron and the benefits.

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BECOME A KEEN AMBASSADOR

Anyone can become a KEEN Ambassador, you just need something a little special! Fundraise for us at the same time as raising awareness for our cause!

 

KEEN Ambassadors Fund

 

Become a KEEN ambassador and Help us raise £30,000 by our 31st birthday!

KEEN has turned 30 this year! To mark our anniversary, we are seeking 30 supporters to help raise a record amount to support our work in 2019 and further ahead. Our KEEN Ambassadors (individuals or teams), they wil aim to raise £1000 each in whatever way they wish by April 2019, a grand total of £30,000 for our Ambassadors Fund!

This fund will make a huge difference to us and the children and adults we work with, with individual ambassadors deciding which projects the money they raise will support. 

Recruiting our ambassadors is our first goal, and we need your help, whether as an ambassador or convincing someone else to be one! Either way, we hope you'll take up the challenge and help us to reach our target.

 
 
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Existing Supporters

We are fortunate to be supported by a number of regular individual givers, as well as one-off donations each year. Thank you to everyone who currently supports us in this way!

We have also been supported by a number of fantastic partners, businesses, and community organisations in the past. We work closely with these supporters to bring them closer to the KEEN family, and show our appreciation by raising awareness of what they do to help. Find out more about each of them below!

 
 Zentrenet is a digital creative agency made up of a dynamic and eclectic team of creators, thinkers, innovators, and freelancers. Founded in 2014 on a philosophy that great design and consistent branding shouldn't have to cost the earth, we believe in finding simple and creative ways to create tailored digital and print experiences.  www.zentrenet.com

Zentrenet is a digital creative agency made up of a dynamic and eclectic team of creators, thinkers, innovators, and freelancers. Founded in 2014 on a philosophy that great design and consistent branding shouldn't have to cost the earth, we believe in finding simple and creative ways to create tailored digital and print experiences.

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 The Oxford Shooting Stars are Oxfordshire's premier recreational ice hockey club and we have been a huge supporter of KEEN since October 2016. In addition to supporting their KEEN Plus ice skating sessions and making them extra special for participants, we also hold the  KEEN Challenge Cup  each year to raise money for them through our “Goals for KEEN” scheme. A special edition KEEN Ken also has pride of place on our jerseys!  www.oxfordshootingstars.co.uk

The Oxford Shooting Stars are Oxfordshire's premier recreational ice hockey club and we have been a huge supporter of KEEN since October 2016. In addition to supporting their KEEN Plus ice skating sessions and making them extra special for participants, we also hold the KEEN Challenge Cup each year to raise money for them through our “Goals for KEEN” scheme. A special edition KEEN Ken also has pride of place on our jerseys!

www.oxfordshootingstars.co.uk

 For almost a decade, Hall Training has brought an elite personal training service to Oxfordshire. We pride ourselves in giving the very best training techniques and nutritional advice to our clients, and have helped hundreds of people achieve their goals.  Community is a huge part of our ethos, and we have a thriving health and fitness community made up of our members in Oxford. It is this community spirit that made us want to give back to those around us, and our members selected KEEN as our charity of the year for 2016. Our aim was to raise as much money as possible to help KEEN achieve their fundraising targets, and we helped to raise over £1,000 with a 24 hour cycle ride.  www.personaltraineroxford.com

For almost a decade, Hall Training has brought an elite personal training service to Oxfordshire. We pride ourselves in giving the very best training techniques and nutritional advice to our clients, and have helped hundreds of people achieve their goals.

Community is a huge part of our ethos, and we have a thriving health and fitness community made up of our members in Oxford. It is this community spirit that made us want to give back to those around us, and our members selected KEEN as our charity of the year for 2016. Our aim was to raise as much money as possible to help KEEN achieve their fundraising targets, and we helped to raise over £1,000 with a 24 hour cycle ride.

www.personaltraineroxford.com

 Yoga Quota believes that yoga should be accessible for everyone. Our yoga studio in Oxford provides regular funding while our quota system allows us to bring yoga workshops to as many local charities as possible; every 50 customers provides a class for a vulnerable group.  KEEN and Yoga Quota have been working together for the majority of our existence. We think KEEN is a wonderful charity and and we love teaching at Allsorts and GrEAT Sports sessions. It’s great getting to know the members and introducing the lovely, calming effect and fun of yoga to them!   www.yogaquota.com

Yoga Quota believes that yoga should be accessible for everyone. Our yoga studio in Oxford provides regular funding while our quota system allows us to bring yoga workshops to as many local charities as possible; every 50 customers provides a class for a vulnerable group.

KEEN and Yoga Quota have been working together for the majority of our existence. We think KEEN is a wonderful charity and and we love teaching at Allsorts and GrEAT Sports sessions. It’s great getting to know the members and introducing the lovely, calming effect and fun of yoga to them!

www.yogaquota.com

 Data Salon is an Oxford-based IT company that has supported KEEN since 2013. Our MD first came across KEEN as a student at Oxford many moons ago, and when looking for a local charity to support for Christmas 2013, a friend suggested KEEN.  We were so impressed with the work that KEEN does, and the difference they make to young people's lives, that we supported them that year and continue to do so. We are a small company and our contribution isn't huge, but we feel that by giving our money to KEEN we can make a real difference.  www.datasalon.com

Data Salon is an Oxford-based IT company that has supported KEEN since 2013. Our MD first came across KEEN as a student at Oxford many moons ago, and when looking for a local charity to support for Christmas 2013, a friend suggested KEEN.

We were so impressed with the work that KEEN does, and the difference they make to young people's lives, that we supported them that year and continue to do so. We are a small company and our contribution isn't huge, but we feel that by giving our money to KEEN we can make a real difference.

www.datasalon.com

 The Oxfordshire based Sports Ball Shop are part of the Big Game Hunters Group and sell to schools, clubs and members of the public who love to play sports. Founded in 2008 when Stuart Cardy, a huge sports fan, began selling rugby balls to his local team, we came across KEEN through their website and were impressed with the good work the organisation does in the local community.  Exercise and participating in sports can have a number of benefits to any person’s life including making friends, getting fit and learning a new skill. The fact KEEN focuses on people with physical and learning disabilities is a great service for its members and the community in general.  www.sportsballshop.co.uk

The Oxfordshire based Sports Ball Shop are part of the Big Game Hunters Group and sell to schools, clubs and members of the public who love to play sports. Founded in 2008 when Stuart Cardy, a huge sports fan, began selling rugby balls to his local team, we came across KEEN through their website and were impressed with the good work the organisation does in the local community.

Exercise and participating in sports can have a number of benefits to any person’s life including making friends, getting fit and learning a new skill. The fact KEEN focuses on people with physical and learning disabilities is a great service for its members and the community in general.

www.sportsballshop.co.uk

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 Access Sport enhances the life prospects of disadvantaged young people by providing opportunities to experience and enjoy the power of sport. We feel very strongly that everyone from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate in sport.  We can see the excellent job that KEEN is doing in engaging and supporting young people and adults with special needs and disabilities across Oxford. We believe in the power of sport and are very excited to be working in partnership with KEEN to provide more individuals with positives experiences through sport and physical activity.  www.accesssport.org.uk

Access Sport enhances the life prospects of disadvantaged young people by providing opportunities to experience and enjoy the power of sport. We feel very strongly that everyone from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to participate in sport.

We can see the excellent job that KEEN is doing in engaging and supporting young people and adults with special needs and disabilities across Oxford. We believe in the power of sport and are very excited to be working in partnership with KEEN to provide more individuals with positives experiences through sport and physical activity.

www.accesssport.org.uk

 OxFizz is a not-for-profit organisation working in higher education. We operate as a social enterprise - we sell services to earn our income, like a business, but do social good, like a charity. We recruit graduate and postgraduate students from top universities to volunteer with us, delivering educational services to students, like mock interviews or tuition on our summer school. Our profits go towards fundraising for the third sector and widening participation to Oxbridge.  Fancy raising money for KEEN and helping sixth form students to access higher education at the same time? We are looking for recently graduated students to join our volunteer base. No experience is needed, just enthusiasm.  Your salary gets donated back to the charity of your choice – which means KEEN can get more than £60 for every hour you volunteer! For more information, visit  www.oxfizz.org .

OxFizz is a not-for-profit organisation working in higher education. We operate as a social enterprise - we sell services to earn our income, like a business, but do social good, like a charity. We recruit graduate and postgraduate students from top universities to volunteer with us, delivering educational services to students, like mock interviews or tuition on our summer school. Our profits go towards fundraising for the third sector and widening participation to Oxbridge.

Fancy raising money for KEEN and helping sixth form students to access higher education at the same time? We are looking for recently graduated students to join our volunteer base. No experience is needed, just enthusiasm.

Your salary gets donated back to the charity of your choice – which means KEEN can get more than £60 for every hour you volunteer! For more information, visit www.oxfizz.org.

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 Oxfolk Ceilidhs is a long-running and regular event featuring the very best folk dance bands and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. With several of our regulars involved in volunteering with KEEN, we share a common purpose in creating events which are both sociable and active within the community, and we have chosen to support KEEN for a number of years.  Join us every 2nd Saturday of the month (October-May, except for April) for a folky, friendly and bouncy night of dancing!  www.oxfolk.org.uk

Oxfolk Ceilidhs is a long-running and regular event featuring the very best folk dance bands and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. With several of our regulars involved in volunteering with KEEN, we share a common purpose in creating events which are both sociable and active within the community, and we have chosen to support KEEN for a number of years.

Join us every 2nd Saturday of the month (October-May, except for April) for a folky, friendly and bouncy night of dancing!

www.oxfolk.org.uk

 Cry Havoc is a Cotswold Morris side based in Botley, Oxford, celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2018. We're a side of mixed genders, ages, backgrounds and abilities, drawn from across Oxford.  We dance for fun while raising money for a local charity each year. As one of our members is a regular volunteer at KEEN, and other members have young relatives who have benefited from KEEN's services, KEEN became our chosen charity in 2016.  www.cryhavoc.org.uk

Cry Havoc is a Cotswold Morris side based in Botley, Oxford, celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2018. We're a side of mixed genders, ages, backgrounds and abilities, drawn from across Oxford.

We dance for fun while raising money for a local charity each year. As one of our members is a regular volunteer at KEEN, and other members have young relatives who have benefited from KEEN's services, KEEN became our chosen charity in 2016.

www.cryhavoc.org.uk