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Stockport SEND Families Group raised £855 from 41 supporters


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Closed 04/07/2017

raised of £5,000 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £855 to help continue to fund Stockport SEND Families Group, to continue to pay the rent, provide activities, talks, equipment and groups.

    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 4th July 2017

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    We are a parent run support group, we recognised there was a huge gap and lack of funding to provide families who have children with additional needs quality time together. To do activities where the whole family can access it together to create friendships and support circles in a environment where the families are not judged and stared at. Already we are seeing some lovely friendships developing with families and children.

    We also have a closed Facebook support group, where parents can chat and ask for advice. There are currently over 700 parents in this group and it is very active. We also have a open Facebook information sharing page where we share our events, share local authority SEND information etc and a Twitter account that we use to connect with other organisations around Stockport.

    We currently run a weekly drop in, monthly coffee evening, monthly Saturday Family Session, monthly minecraft club and regular activities during school holidays, a group for girls who have additional needs, with anxiety and related issues. We also have talks, training and workshops, These are all in local places, all closed to public and only open to families with additional needs. We have a new sensory room, which we fundraised to create.

    We support families in meetings where needed, complete forms for grants and benefits, signpost to services. We are seeing parents grow in confidence, self esteem and networks created.

    We receive no ongoing funding, and try to make activities, groups and drop ins as low cost as possible for families, so we just cover costs.

    The group is run by parents for parents, we are all volunteers who have children with disabilities of our own.

    We want to protect the group, and ensure it will run for the long term and be sustainable for the future.



    • Stockport SEND Families Group3 years ago
      Stockport SEND Families Group

      Stockport SEND Families Group

      3 years ago

      Thank you so much for all the donations so far 😊 Each drop in/family activity session costs us £26 to rent the centre. Each coffee evening costs £13 to rent the centre. Each girls group and Minecraft Club cost £19.50 to rent the centre. Your donations will help keep these sessions running 😊

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    • A Darnell

      A Darnell

      Jun 6, 2017

      well done Sue on the run - hopefully this donation will get through !!!


    • Ann and Nigel

      Ann and Nigel

      May 30, 2017

      Well done Sue for a fab time in the Great Manchester run. Happy birthday x Ann and Nigel


    • Tim Westwell

      Tim Westwell

      May 29, 2017

      Congratulations on completing your 10k on your birthday Sue. Best wishes Tim & Janet


    • Graham Dean

      Graham Dean

      May 28, 2017


    • Michelle


      May 28, 2017

      Wishing you the best of luck x


    • Angela cairns

      Angela cairns

      May 28, 2017


    • Colin Keating

      Colin Keating

      May 28, 2017

      Happy 65th Birthday Mum, thank you so much for all you do for us all, lots and lots of love and hugs, Faye, Colin, Ellie, Sophie and Tom (and Jamie of course!) xxxxxx


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