Updates on what’s happening at Blessing in Disguise including upcoming events and plans.

The Pen Pal Club

6th August 2020 - Pen Pal Club was created following a suggestion from a parent of a service user and was developed into a project allowing children to form friendships and support each other in the good old fashioned way of writing to one another.

Initially, a free 'Pen Pal Starter Kit' was sent out to each child who registered with us. They were then asked to write back to 'Bailey', Blessing in Disguise's Pen Pal Buddy and complete the activity sheets.

Bailey then then paired up all the children with similar interests and Blessings' then sent out a follow up Halloween themed kit with various items and instructions on how to develop the Pen Pal Club with their new buddies. (see photo for Halloween themed kit sent to all of our Pen Pal Club members).​

🎃We have paired up Pen Pals and sent out the 'Halloween themed' kits🎃There is still time to add your child to the Pen Pal Club, just email us or drop us an inbox message on Blessing in Disguise Facebook page. Only available to children who are registered or register with the charity (due to high demand, contents may vary) It's not too late to register!

Latest updates


Blessing in Disguise Corona Virus (COVID-19) Statement


22-03-2020 Run Wigan Festival - CANCELLED

01-04-2020 Swim Ability - CANCELLED

26-04-2020 BID & Silcock's VIP Fun Fair, DW Stadium, Wigan - CANCELLED

23-07-2020 Santa in July CANCELLED

25-10-2020 Autumn Fun Fair  CANCELLED

28-10-2020 Lucky Hens Farm Tour - CANCELLED 

We will update events as soon as we get the go ahead that it is safe to do so.

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Blessing in Disguise Gift Aid Form

If you have made or are making a donation to Blessing in Disguise and you are a UK tax payer you can 'Gift Aid' your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.


Simply complete and return our 'Gift Aid' form and we will do the rest.

Blessing in Disguise Swim-Ability Application Form Register now!

Swim-Ability,  Hindley Community Pool, Wigan. WN2 3QN start date 01/04/2020 (Sunday)

10 week beginners course for children and young adults with SEN Funded by B.I.D.

Blessing in Disguise Equipment Application Form

If you or someone you know has a child or young adult with a life limiting illness or disability that is in need of of life enhancing equipment, please complete and submit the attached form. 

Current Events

  • 2020-03 02 Milliken Industrials Ltd Presentation

  • 2020-04 01 Swim-Ability Swimming Lessons at Hindley Pool and Leisure Centre

  • 2020-04 26 BID & Silcock's VIP Fun Fair DW Stadium, Wigan

What's Available Locally?

Blessing in Disguise Santa in July Nomination Form

Nominations are now open for our 'Santa in July' half-way to Christmas Party (VENUE TBC) on Thursday 23rd July 2020


Please complete and submit the attached form


Our news

Blessing in Disguise always welcomes volunteers.

If you would like to Volunteer get in touch!

Thanks to the money we raised with your support we have provided much needed and equipment totally free of charge to children and young people and their families across the UK and made a significant difference to their lives.

  • equipment for the home & household items

  • children's clothing; toiletries; toys

  • bedroom furniture, beds & bedding

  • safety aids & video monitoring equipment for autistic children & children with epilepsy

  • communication aids & equipment

  • special needs buggies & accessories

  • wheelchairs & accessories

  • specialist disability aids & equipment

  • high chairs

  • dark dens & sensory equipment

  • I.C.E. badges, lanyards & wristbands

In addition to equipment provided, we have organised several family days out and events full of cherished memories for children and young people with disabilities.


We had a huge success and tremendous feedback from the specially adapted funfair events that we organised in association with A.L. Silcock providing exclusive VIP access for children and young people with disabilities.


  • easter egg runs and toy donations to the childrens wards of hospitals, hospices and S.E.N. schools

  • Christmas party and tea with Santa

  • family respite breaks

  • assisted transport

  • days out - fun fair, cinema, bowling, tourist attractions, community events, coffee mornings plus much more.

Blessing in Disguise Childrens Charity

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6A Enterprise House,

Wigan Enterprise Park, Wigan.  WN2 2LE

Telephone: 01942 316113

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