Since learning about Swings & Smiles last year,, I have realised that they are one of only a very small handful of charities across the whole UK that offers this type of facility for children with special needs.

To enable them to keep their facility in Berkshire open requires an enormous amount of money every year and I would like to do my bit to help them.

Not only do they offer their facility in Thatcham for children to play, but also take their offering out into the community for those who are unable to travel to them, either at special needs schools, community centres or even at individual homes. It enables the children (and their siblings) to feel included in a fun activity which is tailored to fit their needs.

The charity runs with a relatively small staff and then relies on volunteers for much of the rest, so ever penny that can be raised in support will help.

Mark Clifton