About Happy Days Covid Family Support Project
As our regular supporters and beneficiaries will already know, Happy Days Children's Charity has been funding and arranging special days and memorable activities for children with physical, mental and emotional challenges for almost 30 years.
With your help, we were able to support almost 25,000 children with additional needs last year, removing barriers to give them a chance to get out, make new friends, develop new skills and build confidence in the face of adversity.
The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have been profound, but even more so on the mental health of families that were already struggling with the everyday challenges of looking after a child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
How We're Trying to Help
Owing to the current circumstances, some of our childrens activities have of course been affected. But with careful planning and by working together, we're helping families through this difficult time.
Every day we're receiving more and more calls from mums and dads who are stuggling to cope with the additional pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic and who need our help. With this in mind, we've set up the Happy Days Covid Family Support Project. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage people to raise funds to help us provide support for SEND children who have been further impacted by the coronavirus. Funds raised will help us provide holidays, daytrips and activities for children and their families to support their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Our objective is to help children who have disabilities, life limiting conditions, victims of abuse and young carers:
Who have been affected by coronavirus
Who have lost a parent, grandparent, brother or sister to covid-19
Whose family have been seriously impacted financially through the loss of employment
Whose mental health has been severely impacted as a result of the pandemic
Whilst we can't heal the damage that has been done, we're going to try and help families on the road to recovery as best we can by providing them with a vital lifeline and something to look forward to.
So if you feel you can help with fundraising or donations, or are a parent or guardian that needs support and would like to apply, please do get in touch with Ryan or Rob on 01462 530710 or email email@example.com
Thank you so much and stay well.