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!
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 - Awaiting Tier 2/3 update from Boris and whether we're be able to go ahead
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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
days out - fun fair, cinema, bowling, tourist attractions, community events, coffee mornings plus much more.