Hi, my name is Sally and myself, Hector and Alice go to the Hemel Playskill group every Friday afternoon. My son, Hector, has IDIC 15 a rare chromosome condition that means he has more Chromosome 15 material than you or I. However to me that’s just a label, what this really means for Hector is […]
Suzannah’s Speech Our son Freddie was born with a rare neurological condition called congenital bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria. With only about 1 – 200 cases diagnosed worldwide – still so little is known about the people affected with it. We were told during our pregnancy that we were to have a brain damaged child and, whilst […]
We are delighted to announce that thanks to One Family our new group will start from January. We hope you have seen the press articles t about the official launch of the £25,000 to set up our new Garston group from the One Family voting which you all made possible! Article in the Watford Observer […]
On Monday 5th December we had the most wonderful 2 Christmas parties at Soul Survivor! We had a huge crowd from our current groups in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and some new children from our Garston group all together for our first party 1-2.30pm. The party started with food for all, and we welcomed special guests […]
Here are some lovely memories of our beautiful Mattia who passed away on 17th October to all our shock and surprise. We have many precious memories of him – he first attended our first pilot group in 2006 and is the front page home picture on the website due to his beautiful character and smile. […]
In this last week we ran 3 summer parties in 4 days for our much loved children and families. It was crazy, fun filled and joyous. We were so grateful to Ruth from Hartbeeps, Langleybury Children’s farm and Soul Survivor Watford for the use of their venues as well as Woodfield school for the Hemel […]
Watford charity, Playskill, has this week launched an appeal to the public to help them secure vital funding. Playskill is a local charity running free specialist playgroups for pre-school children with physical disability or developmental delay, with support for parents and the whole family. Playskill is bidding for a £25,000 community award from the OneFamily […]
Playskill had a lovely day out at Rickmansworth Aquadrome with CVSS [Colne Valley Special Sailors]. Lots of families came to support, with some of the older children sailing as well as siblings and some mums and grandmas got on the water too! It was a beautiful day for sailing and for some for cycling too.
We had over 150 yesterday at the 10th anniversary party at Soul Survivor with children from the first ever Playskill groups right down to children of 1 attending the groups in Watford now. The party had face painting, bouncy castle, indoor animal farm and craft for all to enjoy. There was lots of food and […]
We have had a great first term of 2016 with lots of action, fun and skills learnt in all our groups. Here are pictures of our work in action, and of the training with our new parent support officer Lisa Thomas funded by the Big Lottery from 2016 with our new grant!