We were delighted to receive a cheque for £1000 for a Specialist seat and Standing frame at the end of June from Brian Gray. This money was from the Fence Club money raised by members of the Toy Trade to support children with specific needs. What a wonderful idea! Andrea Clarke said, ‘Specialist equipment like this […]
Nina, trustee and secretary of Playskill, organised a coffee and cakes morning in the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages at the University of Bath on Friday 24th April. Many colleagues made cakes and ate them! Over £110 was raised for Playskill which will help cover the costs of the Easter Reunion Party.
Over 70 people – children, parents and other family members – from the last three years of Playskill groups met up on 6th April at Soul Survivor for a wonderful reunion. We were delighted to see children with special needs from as young as nine months to fourteen years old together with siblings and children of the volunteers and […]
We raised around £200 from Esther Alexander’s fundraising gig at The Regal Room in Hammersmith on Saturday 7th February. It was a great night with some wonderful performances! I think we all agree that Esther has a truly beautiful voice. Thanks to Esther for organising everything and all of you who came along (particularly considering the weather conditions). If […]
Playskill was started by local paediatric physiotherapist Andrea Clarke, from Chipperfield. It is a special parent and child group to help pre-school children with physical difficulties or delay. A speech and language therapist and an occupational therapist also help with running the group along with a team of dedicated parents. The group was officially opened […]
What an amazing Christmas Party we had for Playskill on 8th December…… Andrea was stunned to be called by Dorrinda Michie from John Lewis Watford only a week or so ago to say that they wanted to give Playskill a donation of £2424! She said that various teams at John Lewis Watford had raised in total £2424 by having […]
“As parents of a child with special needs, it can be a very confusing and painful time to try and help your child to grow and develop as much as you hope that they are capable of. There is lots of advice available, but in the end it comes down to you and doing this […]
A local physiotherapist has established a specialist playgroup aimed at children with physical difficulties which has won funding worth over £50,000 from BBC Children in Need. The money has been awarded in recognition of the group’s potential to transform the quality of care for children with disabilities. It will provide a well-needed environment for play […]