Disability Challengers: Supporting disabled children and young people across Surrey and Hampshire

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Disability Challengers is a unique and exciting children’s charity, providing vital play and leisure opportunities to disabled children and young people aged 2-25 across Surrey and Hampshire. Unfortunately many disabled children are denied the right to play, either through a lack of provision, adequate facilities, or socially discriminatory attitudes which can prevent access to mainstream play and leisure services. Disability Challengers aims to provide disabled children and young people with an abundance of opportunities to simply have fun! We provide a safe and stimulating environment in which children and young people can express themselves and challenge their impairments with the support of dedicated, trained staff. Last year we supported 1,300 families across the county, and strive to expand on this year-on-year to meet the demands of our growing waiting lists. We really are passionate about play. We believe every child should have the opportunity to be a child and we are committed to help local disabled children, young people and their families create childhoods full of fun, laughter and opportunity. It’s widely acknowledged that play and leisure activities are the framework on which we begin to build essential skills such as communication, independence and the acceptance and understanding of others. It is crucial that disabled children and young people have the opportunity to develop these skills in order to reach their full potential. Whether it’s through painting, baking, playing on the soft play, a trip to the cinema, science museum or local shopping centre – Disability Challengers ensures that the children and young people who use our services have a fantastic time whilst providing parents with a much-needed break, and chance to spend precious time together and with other children. Disaiblity Challengers needs support to carry on providing its vital play and leisure services to disabled children and young people throughout the county and beyond. We operate 50 out of 52 weeks a year through various schemes including after-schools clubs, Saturday schemes, through half-terms, Easter holidays, Summer holidays and the Christmas break to name a few! As an independant charity, we rely heavily upon voluntary fundraising - we would be so grateful to have your support. Please check us out at www.disability-challengers.org or call in on 01483 230060 for more information.
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