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£1,070raised of £5,000 target by 54 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,070 to fund a "library van", to get The Square Peg book, toys and sensory library out and about to groups and families.

    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    Story

    Esther, the founder of The Square Peg, is getting out of the office and running The Monster half-marathon around the Fens on September 24th.

    No big deal you say, everyone does at least half-marathons these days.

    Esther doesn't. The best she's done is third in the parent's egg and spoon race at school sports day. And she cheated. People have tried to entice her before. "It'll be great fun!" they say. Esther knows they are lying.

    But she's getting out of the office for the best reason she can think of.

    We've got some great stuff in our office. A library full of information and books; sensory equipment, from swings and boxing bags to fiddle toys and fidget spinners. We have toys and crafts galore, all for children and adults with additional needs. And we have the expertise and the knowledge to help families, with workshops, sports and activity groups, and talks to inform and support professionals and parents alike.

    But that's where it is: in our office.

    We're here to solve the problem of isolation felt by any member of the community, whether it's children and adults with additional needs, their parents partners and wider family, or professionals who need some signposting and information on how best to serve.

    A van would get the library of books, toys and equipment out of our office and on the road, out to those who want to feel connected to a wider community, and who want to find out that they aren't alone. We then set up in your community hall and run support groups on lots of topics, sensory experiences for children with our resident Sensory Integration practitioner or awareness workshops for professionals in any field.

    And it would save Esther having to run anywhere. Ever. Again.

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    • Esther Harris10 months ago
      Esther Harris

      Esther Harris

      10 months ago

      Only a few days to go now! The nerves are setting in a bit...a lot. I've been emailed the race info pack, read it three times and am preparing the mints to get me through. Thank you everyone who has donated. This is a cause very close to my heart and your support means a ton. I've been practising my sprint finish, but it's not guaranteed! This is a preview of my running vest. Nice and bright, so if you see me, give me a shout! Thank you!

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    • Esther Harris10 months ago
      Esther Harris

      Esther Harris

      10 months ago

      Less than three weeks to go for the first fundraising event - the Monster Race Half-Marathon. New trainers: tick, training regularly since April: tick, scared to death: tick, tick tick! But I got out of my office, I put on my gear and I run with all the people The Square Peg can help in mind all the time. All those families sitting at home, while I train in the wind, beating sun and pouring rain...but I'm not bitter! I'm looking forward to the seeing the finishing line, a cup of tea ready. You can find me on FB @thesquarepeg THANK YOU!

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    Page last updated on: 9/29/2017 12:05 PM

    Supporters

    54

    • Paul Adams

      Paul Adams

      Sep 29, 2017

      Well done, sorry we are a bit late. Paul and Carol x

      £30.00

    • Begona Laughlin

      Begona Laughlin

      Sep 26, 2017

      You are truly awesome! Well done.

      £20.00

    • Katharine Suswain

      Katharine Suswain

      Sep 24, 2017

      What a wonderful thing you did today, we are all very proud of you! With our love The Suswains xxxxx

      £30.00

    • Samantha Millard

      Samantha Millard

      Sep 24, 2017

      Good luck Esther xxxx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2017

      £5.00

    • Dominic Bright

      Dominic Bright

      Sep 24, 2017

      Good luck and don't stop to take photos xx

      £30.00

    • Floria Marshall

      Floria Marshall

      Sep 23, 2017

      So so proud of you Esther. I know you'll smash it tomorrow. Love always. mamma Flo xx

      £20.00

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