Our History

Sally Bishop and young person in wheelchair

Our founder: Sally Bishop

In 1991, Sally Bishop wanted to raise money to purchase a powered wheelchair for a disabled boy who couldn’t get the equipment he needed on the NHS.


After making calls from her front room, she soon had enough donations to purchase the chair. Over the next few months several more families contacted Sally for help and in 1992 “Action For Kids Charitable Trust” was formed.


Over the next few years our services expanded to include a maintenance programme for the wheelchairs we provided, as well as a programme of work-related learning in our office, where disabled students could develop skills in a working office environment.


Sally retired in 2012 and collected a well deserved OBE later that year.

Action For Kids becomes " AFK"

In 2017, we celebrated our 25th anniversary with a Gala Dinner and several other events throughout the year.


In 2022, we rolled out our new branding as “AFK”, complete with a new logo, website and visual identity.



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