Say hello to my AFK

Caroline and Ben standing either side of a new pop-up banner for my AFK, featuring a young girl on a new pink trikeStarting in June 2018, we will be rolling out our new branding, which we think better reflects the work we do to support disabled children and young people.

Over the past few years we've been talking to as many of our service users, supporters and partners as possible. This process gave us lots of great ideas about how we can present ourselves in a way that better captures who we are and what we do.

It also helped us keep costs low, so that every penny of your donations still goes directly into our work.

We've been developing this rebrand for the past few years, and we're excited to finally show you what we've been working on!

Our new name: my AFK

After consulting with lots of the families that we work with, we decided to drop the word "kids" from our brand. Although we do still support children, we felt that "kids" didn't fit when talking about our work more broadly, especially the older students and trainees in our education and employment programmes.

We also wanted to recognise our supporters' loyalty to Action For Kids over the past 25 years, which is why we're keeping the "AFK". You are a vital part of our community: we want the new brand to reflect a sense of belonging amongst our supporters, staff and volunteers.

We're going to keep our legal name, 'Action For Kids Charitable Trust' for all the official legal stuff, but when we're out and about we will be my AFK.

Our new look

To kick things off, we're giving our website a bit of a makeover - we can't wait to show you the changes!

Across our website and social media, as well as our magazines and leaflets, you'll see our new name and logo, as well as a softer colour scheme with purples and greens - no more primary school red and blue!

We have already designed a new logo to represent my AFK, featuring five figures with their arms raised in celebration to form a star:


Our work isn't changing

The most important thing to us is that we continue to support disabled children and young people by providing mobility equipment, preparing students for life beyond school and supporting young people into paid work.

The rebrand doesn't change that, and it never will.

Join the conversation

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing lots of exciting new videos, as well as teasers of our new logo and website using the hashtag #ThisIsMyAFK.

Make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay updated.

On 1st June our social media accounts will switch over to my AFK - but don't worry, you won't have to do anything. We've got people taking care of that!

We hope you like our new look as much as we do - stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to launch day on 1st June.