• Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
    Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide One

    Friendly Freddie meets our competition winners Contact Us

  • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
    Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide Two

    "Fantastic Charity, they offer lots of services and support" - March 2019 Activities

  • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
    Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide Three

    Proud to support Harry from The Children In Need Rickshaw Challenge #HAPPYASHARRY Contact Us

  • Our mission is to make families with disabled children feel valued and experience the best quality of life possible
    Friends and Families of Special Children - Mobile Slide Four

    In 2018 we supported 252 children. To register with us click on the link Register

Upcoming Events

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!

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

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!

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

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 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 Community 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!

Pig Racing Evening

When: Friday 7th February 2019
Where: Boringdon Park Golf Club, PL7 4QG
Time: TBC
Ticket Price: TBC

SAVE THE DATE!

Byng’s Game Show Road Show presents ‘Pig Racing’. Join us for an evening of fun and laughter at Boringdon Park Golf Club all in aid of Friends and Families of Special Children.

If your business is interested in sponsoring one of the races, please get in touch: 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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