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Corona Virus (COVID-19)

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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

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

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

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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. 

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


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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

Blessing In Disguise

Funding Office:

4 Springfield Road, Hindley, Wigan. WN2 3DD.


Main Office:

6A Enterprise House,

Wigan Enterprise Park, Wigan.  WN2 2LE

Telephone: 01942 316113

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