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£555raised of £500 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £555 to donate to Special Friends, a registered charity, supporting children with special needs & their families in Belper & the neighbouring areas.

    Belper, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 5th January 2019

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    This weekend I will be cycling from Edinburgh to Newcastle with my friend Darryn Bradley to raise money for Special Friends, a play and support group for families with children with additional needs in Belper and the neighbouring areas. Special Friends has supported my daughter Tara, who has complex special needs and the whole of our family and this is my chance to give something back. The 170 mile ride over 2 days will take us over bleak and coastal terrain and is sure to be challenging.

    Special Friends aims to offer support through friendship and shared experiences to families of children with additional needs from the early stages of their journey, with the hope that they need never feel alone. As well as their monthly playgroup sessions, they organise regular sensory swim sessions, private hire soft play, outdoor adventures and more. “Special Friends aims to consider every aspect of being a special needs family; providing activities that will be suitable for the wide-ranging needs of our children, as well as supporting their siblings and the parents and carers themselves,” explains Chair, Lucy Sarna.

    Special Friends has been running since Summer 2014 having been formed by Lucy, a mum of two children with diverse and complex needs, after struggling to meet other special needs families in the area. The support group now has over 70 families who are benefiting from its activities and has recently been awarded registered charity status.



    • chris wilkinson6 months ago
      chris wilkinson

      chris wilkinson

      6 months ago

      A massive thank you to everyone that sponsored me and helped me reach my fundraising target for Special Friends. It was an exhausting couple of days and a painful recovery in the days after.

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    Page last updated on: 9/15/2018 21.03



    • Dave Butterworth

      Dave Butterworth

      Sep 15, 2018

      Well dine Chris. I hope any aches and pains have now subsided?!


    • Jackie Clements

      Jackie Clements

      Sep 15, 2018

      Well done and sorry for the belated donation - love from the Clements family


    • Charlotte Parkhouse

      Charlotte Parkhouse

      Sep 11, 2018


    • with love from the Simon, Steve and Alisha xx

      with love from the Simon, Steve and Alisha xx

      Sep 9, 2018

      Congratulations and WELL DONE! X


    • Jem Sarna

      Jem Sarna

      Sep 9, 2018


    • Jo Clarke

      Jo Clarke

      Sep 9, 2018

      Well done Chris! Amazing challenge you have completed. ☺


    • Debra Parkin Watson

      Debra Parkin Watson

      Sep 9, 2018

      Well done Chris


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