Happy Days Children’s Charity have received a grant of £3,000 from the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity and their letter of thanks, Chief Executive Ryan Sinclair explained how the donation was used and sent some pictures of thanks from the children.
Ryan said that 230 children from St Helens watched ‘Wizard of Oz’ performed by a visiting theatre company, M&M Theatrical Productions. 75 children from Wallasey saw ‘Snow White’ and 80 children from Liverpool watch ‘Oliver Twist’ performed by the same company. This grant gave 385 children a chance to see a live theatre production from start to finish, including behind the scenes, costume designs and lighting.
The charity was set up by three mums in 1992, Happy Days Children’s Charity helps families and groups by organising and funding special days and holidays such as trips to the seaside, theatres, zoos, museums, outdoor activity centres, sporting events and other educational and cultural activities for children in the UK living with mental, physical and emotional difficulties.
With help from organisations like the West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity and other kind donations they are able to help and support almost 25,000 children who have additional learning needs every 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.
As well as helping individual families, the charity also offers support to 100s of groups such as SEN (Special Educational Needs) schools and arrange special days for other charities including children’s hospitals, women’s refuges and victim support services, to name just a few.
The charity’s mission is that they believe all children deserve the opportunity to experience life, whatever their circumstances. Their aim is to remove barriers and work with children to help them develop skills and confidence with holidays and activities.
Happy Days Children’s Charity,
Unit 6 – 7 The Glover Centre,
23 – 25 Bury Mead Road,
Story by Colin Roberts.