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raised of £500 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £585 to To help fund activities for families of children living with disabilities

    Funded on Monday, 2nd December 2019

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    I'm taking part in the 5k Gung Ho at Herrington Park in September. I'm about as unfit as they come so wish me luck. I'm doing this for a cause extremely close to my heart.

    Most of you will know my beautiful daughter has profound health and physical disabilities and special needs for which are undiagnosed. Through my journey of being a special needs parent I've experienced how difficult the simple things in life can be, finding activities suitable for families living with disabilities.

    Just over a year ago a friend and I took matters into our own hands and set up "The Special Lioness"

    We are a couple of Mams of profoundly disabled children. We are a local community group who we offer coffee groups, holiday play groups and a Facebook group chatting and sharing information and product finds and hacks.

    Our aim is to make our journey a little more socially acceptable and to try to relieve some of the loneliness other families often feel when looking after a disabled child, we try to be a support, a shoulder to cry on, a motivation and more importantly to surround ourselves in a positive environment. During the school holidays we host play & craft days, to provide somewhere safe and accessible to go and explore the world around them and hopefully enable some form of socialisation, and allow siblings to interact with other siblings. We host huge, crazy, fun, bonkers parties throughout the year, simply because children like ours don’t get invited to birthday parties or celebrations, so we are determined to throw parties in their honour and give them an experience every child should have.
    Our biggest aim is to help make Memoires for families to treasure so we plan to organise days out and special experiences but this comes at a cost.

    I'm sorry this is a long one but I hope you can see from this, that this is a huge passion of mine and that you can find some spare cash to sponsor me to help create some special memories for our amazing and brave children.



    • Amy Howes4 years ago
      Amy Howes

      Amy Howes

      4 years ago

      Just a short update. As some of you will already know the Rough Runner event was cancelled. I have signed up to a new event which is Gung-Ho! North East taking place in September. I will be taking part with my Neice, Nephew and a few friends I'm dragging along with me to raise much needed funds to enable to continue with our work within The Special Lioness... Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and everyone of you who have donated up to now, I'm blown away by everyone's generosity.

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 16, 2019

      Always in total awe of you & Andrew! Best parents ever! Aoife is one loved little girl 💗💗

    • Sophie jay

      Sophie jay

      Sep 14, 2019

      Happy birthday Amy. Excellent cause xx


    • Jan Stevens

      Jan Stevens

      Sep 14, 2019

    • Tracy Hall

      Tracy Hall

      Sep 14, 2019

      Good luck to you all, such an amazing and worthwhile causeThanks from C for everything you do to help me and my friends have fun xx


    • Anonymous


      Sep 14, 2019

      Good Luck Amy, Sam and all of your team x Fantastic cause x


    • Ian Bell

      Ian Bell

      Sep 13, 2019


    • Debra


      Sep 12, 2019

      Good luck Amy x


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