Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
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Upcoming Events

Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon

Where: Plymouth
When: Sunday 19th May 2019 – 8.30am
Entry closes: Monday 8th April 2019

If you raise a minimum of £80 in sponsorship you will receive:
FREE Entry into the race
FREE running vest
FREE Goody Bag (Sponsored by Sainsbury’s Armada Way)

For an entry form please ring Hannah on 01752 204369 or email hannah@friendsandfamilies.org.uk

Murder Mystery Evening

Friday 7th June 2019

Join us for a Murder Mystery Dinner at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel with the Moonstone Theatre Company for THE READING OF THE WILL.

Felix Abercrombie passed away and we are joining together to celebrate his life and witness the Reading of the Will, but before the evening is over someone will be murdered and we must work out who it is!

Tickets are £35pp and include a 2 course meal. To book call 01752 204369 or email

 

Golf Day

Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Plymouth

at Stover Golf Club on Thursday 27th June 2019

All profits will go to Friends and Families of Special Children, Jeremiah’s Journey and NSPCC Plymouth

If you would like to take part, please complete the entry form at www.saltramrotary.co.uk or get in touch with Roger Adams (rfadams@btinternet.com/01752 880513)

 

Teams of 3 – Any Combination – Full Stableford Allowance

Entry £105 per team to include a hot drink and bacon bap on arrival and hot or cold buffet after
Tee Times from 9.30am, Team Prizes, Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive

We look forward to a great day of Golf at Stover!

15,000ft Skydive

Do you like a challenge? Or do you want to raise some funds for a local charity? Or have you always wanted to do a skydive but never known how?

Whatever the reason we would love to have you Skydive for us! And we have the following dates available:

Saturday 6th July 2019
Saturday 12th October 2019
Saturday 28th October 2020

Raise £395 and you can even Jump for FREE and get a free Friends and Families T-shirt to jump in too!

Book now –
http://www.skydiveukltd.com/skydive/charity/profile/?profile=687&preview

Hannah, our Lead Fundraiser, has taken part in a skydive at this location before so if you have any questions, please get in touch at
hannah@friendsandfamilies.org.uk / 01752 204369

We have reserved 11am on these dates!

125ft Abseil

We have limited spaces for this event, so be sure to get in touch as soon as possible to secure your place!

We are hosting this event in conjunction with Dave Talbot Adventure Events who have years of experience in the industry with clients from all about the world (such as the BBC, Hyundai and Land Rover).

The event is taking place on Bickleigh Viaduct, which is located on the Plym Bridge Trail, on Saturday 13th July 2019 and you will be allocated an abseil time of either 12:00 or 14:00 nearer the event at least one hour before your time slot. The closest car park is in the Plym Bridge Woods National Trust Car Park from which it is about a 1 mile walk.

We are asking for participants to raise a minimum of £150 to take part. If you raise the minimum £150 in sponsorship you will also receive a FREE Event T-Shirt and goody bag.

In order to secure your place, we just need an email from you confirming that you would like to take part. We will then ask for a £15 deposit to secure your place which we will refund after the event has been completed.

If you have any questions please call 01752 204369 (Option 5) and we would be happy to chat to you about the event.

Plymouth 5k

When: Sunday 6th October 2019
Entries Close: Friday 13th September 2019

Why not take part in one of these fantastic races, organised by RunPlymouth, and raise vital funds for Friends and Families of Special Children too!

We are asking 5k runners to raise a minimum of £30 you will receive FREE Entry into the race as well as a FREE Running Vest and Goody Bag!

To enter email Hannah now at hannah@friendsandfamilies.org.uk

Plymouth 10k

When: Sunday 6th October 2019
Entries Close: Friday 13th September 2019

Why not take part in one of these fantastic races, organised by RunPlymouth, and raise vital funds for Friends and Families of Special Children too!

We are asking 10k runners to raise a minimum of £60 you will receive FREE Entry into the race as well as a FREE Running Vest and Goody Bag!

To enter email Hannah now at hannah@friendsandfamilies.org.uk

What our friends and families say...

“Thank you, yet again, to Friends & Families of Special Children for providing opportunities for my son that I never thought he would be able to do.  During the summer he was able to have surfing lessons and enjoy other water sport activities organised by the charity.   When we arrive at the sessions they are always very well planned and as parents we have no explaining to do and even better no apologising for our child’s behaviour!  The staff have an amazing understanding and empathy on the needs of various disabilities of the children and this helps to keep everyone relaxed and happy including the parents/carers!”

October 2015

“It was the best day ever being able to go swimming as a family with her little sister who can only use a hydrotherapy pool. We’re so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the events you put on. We can thank you enough.”

May 2016

“Not only does the charity provide exciting experiences for the children but can also help with much needed support for the parents.  Being a parent of a disabled child can at times be very lonely and isolating.  To meet with other parents on these activity days is a breath of fresh air and helps you to realise that there are many other people like you facing the similar day to day challenges of having a disabled child.  From our personal experiences we can share stories, offer help and advice and even make new friends.”

January 2018

“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Gareth Allen (parent)

“What a fantastic friendly welcoming place. We visited for the first time this morning for help to fill in a DLA form for our eldest daughter. We were given great help and advice with something we found very overwhelming and difficult.”

February 2017

“Thank you to all staff for looking after our kids at Magdalen Farm. Oliver has really enjoyed himself and can’t wait till the next time.”

August 2017

Activity Calendar

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