Welcome Sangeeta

Swings & Smiles welcome ITV Meridian News Presenter Sangeeta Bhabra as a patron. Sangeeta is an adult sibling carer and has written an article for carers week, illustrating some of the challenges she faces but also the many positives she experiences from having a disabled brother. Read more

COVID-19 Update from Swings & Smiles

The latest on what the COVID-19 outbreak means for Swings & Smiles. We are still here to support you, even if we're not able to open. Read more

Thank you, Sian!

Chair of Trustees and Founder of Swings & Smiles, Sian Cook, will be stepping down after more than 13 years and stepping into a new role as Founder and Patron. Read more

Kicking off Christmas with our Carol Concert

We had a fantastic Carol Concert at St Mary’s Church in Thatcham and raised £1945.13. Read more

£1170 raised from Gin Night

On 7th November we held our first ever Gin Tasting Night at The Globe pub in Newbury where we raised a fantastic £1170! Read more

Step Up 4 Good

On a rainy Sunday in October, a team of 23 runners took part in Step Up 4 Good in aid of Swings & Smiles and raised over £1000! Read more

Swings & Smiles Newsletter

The first edition of our new quarterly newsletter is out - take a look to find out what we've been up to and what's coming up soon! Read more

Three ‘Pillars’ to deliver better support and care

Stephen Kingdom, DCP Campaign Manager, has written a blog setting out the way to build better support for disabled children and their families. Read more

Record breaking summer!

We had a record breaking summer at Swings & Smiles. We welcomed more families than ever before, supporting over 166 families and 240 children with special needs to enjoy play throughout July and August 2019. Read more

Real life superheroes

On Saturday 17th August, four Swings & Smiles superheroes and their sidekicks took on the challenge of completing a Triathlon at Dorney Lake in Windsor. Read more

West Berkshire SEND Local Offer Newsletter

The latest SEND Local Offer Newsletter is now available. The newsletter is issued termly and is very interesting and informative. It's packed full of details about everything available on the Local Offer. Read more

Thank you Gardner Leader!

We were thrilled to receive a cheque for £7166.70 from the lovely people at Gardner Leader. They've been busy fundraising for us and volunteering for us after choosing Swings & Smiles as their Charity of the Year. Read more

Give It Back – Campaign From The Disabled Children's Partnership

The DCP's Give It Back campaign asks the Government to give back the £434 million shortfall in funding for social care for disabled children and their families. Read more

Good news alert!

We're thrilled to have a received an amazing £315,000 grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. Read more

Support Swings & Smiles with new local lottery

Have you heard about the new West Berkshire Lottery in support of local good causes? Tickets cost just £1 each and there's a top prize of £25,000. Read more

New youth clubs

Swings & Smiles is delighted to be delivering support to young people with autism by taking on the Oasis and Spectrum youth clubs previously run by the National Autistic Society. Read more