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Welcome to Happy Days Children’s Charity

Happy Days Children's Charity provides day trips and short breaks to some of the UK's most vulnerable children, bringing happiness and hope to them and their families. Last year we supported over 20,000 children with mental and physical disabilities, life limiting conditions, children who have been abused and young carers between the ages of three and seventeen.

We fund and organise respite breaks, residential trips, days out, visiting theatre performances & theatre trips throughout the UK and are a vital support to many young people in special needs schools, hospitals and hospices.

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 rely on your kind donations of time and money to continue our vital work, so if you can help us help some amazing kids, please get in touch and get involved today.

Some Key Information About Us

Happy Days is a registered member of the FRSB (Fundraising Standards Board), but we want our followers to be confident that we really do make the most of your support by telling you a little more about our values, and how they influence the way we work:

  • At Happy Days, we're continuously striving to be as cost effective as possible to ensure that your support helps as many children as possible.

  • We publish our annual accounts online every year so you can see exactly how your donations are used (click the 'About Us' tab above to find our Annual Report of Accounts).

  • Happy Days receives no government funding, we rely on the support of trusts and people just like you to continue our work.

  • As well as supporting individuals and families, we work with other regional charities and community support groups to help them with respite breaks and day trips.

  • We don't phone people at home to ask for monetary donations, or bombard our supporters with emails.

  • We don't use third party fundraising companies to carry out street or phone collections.

  • We believe in local fundraising helping local causes, and work at a community level. If you would like to raise funds to support a project in your area, we'll make sure this is how your money is used and let you know which project you've supported if you'd like us to tell you.

  • We believe in building relationships with our supporters both large and small, because we're grateful to everyone that helps us.

  • We think our regional volunteers and ambassadors are amazing, and volunteer their time for free to help us with bucket collections, event support and awareness building. This support is invaluable and helps us help even more kids in communities across the UK, so please get in touch if you could help.

  • Our major donors and corporate supporters make a huge difference to our work. We always try give feedback from the children you've supported and, where possible, invite you to attend projects or get involved with our Community Volunteering Program to see the real difference your support makes.

  • And if you like to know more about the work we do at Happy Days, or get involved with our work, just get in touch.