New charity for 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Railston staff voted, votes were counted and verified and Hop, Skip & Jump was chosen as our new charity for 2018

 

 

Hop, Skip & Jump is a local charity helping families of children with special or complex needs. They offer a range of services from emergency respite with no need for a referral or definite diagnosis, to facilities which help develop life skills like cooking, access to nursing care, sibling days and help for children who have been abused. They open 6 or 7 days a week all year around, with hours extending into the evenings—and everything is funded by grants and donations. There are 5 centres in the UK, and we will be supporting their Swindon branch, which opened in 2011. They have a specially equipped area for children with complex special needs, a soft play area, kitchen facilities and a range of outdoor play zones. Next on the agenda is the development of a sensory room and this is what they suggest our donations will be put towards. Mandi Colvin of Hop, Skip and Jump said “This is superb and we’re all so thankful. Your donation will enable us to continue the daily support we offer to the children and families who access our centre—thank you so much!”. Click here to find out more about the charity...