Trusts & Foundations

The help that we receive from Trusts is invaluable to our work. Our sincerest thanks go to all those Trusts which have helped us bring happiness and....

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Corporate Opportunities

We offer businesses large and small a number of opportunities for working with us to help children and young people with special needs....

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Wear a hat for Happy Days 2014

We are inviting everyone to wear a hat for Happy Days on Thursday 9th October 2014. If you are interested in finding out more....

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Wear a Hat for Happy Days

Dean Joy -
Monday, September 08, 2014

This year we are inviting everyone to wear a hat for Happy Days on Thursday 9th October 2014, in return for a minimum donation of £1 per person to help us to support children throughout the UK with special needs.

We are asking Nurseries, Schools, Colleges, Universities and Businesses throughout the UK to take part in helping us to make a real difference in the children's lives.


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The Slater Foundation

Dean Joy -
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy Days are pleased to announce that we have received a fantastic £27,000 from The Slater Foundation.

The Project, which will run through the year, will see 3,000 children benefit from a range of performing art experiences such as story plays, musicals and from a tribal dance group called 'The Lions of Zululand'.

The opportunity to have a day's visit from the Lions of Zululand (pictured right) will provide an African cultural experience that they would never usually benefit from, so it is a fantastic opportunity for the children.

The theatre performances provided will help the children learn through a story play. Not only will this bring the children laughter and joy but it will also cover issues, such as: bullying, bravery, family life, trust, friendship etc. Some of these shows work with the children on a ‘hands on’ basis. Allowing children that have complex health needs and severe/profound learning difficulties to be stimulated with a truly sensory experience, helping them beyond their daily routine.

All the experiences will enhance their future development as they move towards adulthood with confidence. We would like to thank The Slater Foundation for helping us support so many children.

Click here for information on who the project has been able to support.

For more information on The Slater Foundation please visit their website


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Welcome to Happy Days Children’s Charity

There are over 500,000 young people with special needs in the UK, many of them with severe mental health problems, physical disabilities and life-limiting illnesses. The financial strain on their families can be enormous and for some a simple trip to the seaside or a week's holiday is beyond their means.

We fund and organise respite breaks, residential trips, days out & visiting theatre performances, theatre trips throughout the UK for disadvantaged young people with special needs. We help young people in special needs schools, in hospitals and in hospices and we help individual families.

Since we were established in 1992, we have brought a little happiness into the lives of more than 150,000 young people, but there are many more waiting for our help. Will you help us to help them?