Children With Special Needs Foundation (Chobham, )

Name

  • Name:Gordon Parris
  • Title:Mr

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Children With Special Needs Foundation
  • Address:Jubliow
    Woodcock Drive
    Chobham GU24 8SR
    Surrey
    United Kingdom

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:01276 858608

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General

  • Mission:
  • Our aim is to raise funds to support individuals, groups and schools in their requests for equipment, holidays and tuition and to provide essential care for children with special needs in Surrey, East Berkshire and North Hampshire. This also includes assisting very talented children who are finding it difficult to reach their true potential without support.

    100% of funds raised goes directly to support the children and families we support.

    Our aim has always been to ‘put a smile on tomorrow, today’ and 15 years and over 3 million pounds on we remain true to that ethos.

  • Overview:
  • The focal aim of the charity is to provide help to local children with special needs, and to support their families, schools and clubs. We aim to avoid the cumbersome red tape and administration of other charities and organisations by identifying a need and where possible offering a quick and positive response. We are small enough to be personal but big enough to be effective. We are genuinely flexible and can provide significant and lasting financial or material help through our many connections and the superb support of our patrons, benefactors and the tireless work of our committee members.

    Special needs’ can mean a child with a disability or a very special talent that would not be fulfilled without help. We are very conscious that we must also include exceptionally talented children in our definition of “special needs” and always try to keep a varied cross-section of recipients. None of us realised at the start how great the need is. The Home Counties are far from the leafy urban suburbs the media would have us believe and many families with special needs children are struggling to cope and feel they have no one to turn to.

    The present committee consists of a number of very enthusiatic and hard working people who come from a variety of backgrounds and professions.

    Their work is completely voluntary and their reward is the happiness that our special children receive.

  • History:
  • Gordon and Ann Parris were Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Surrey Heath from May 1995 to May 1996 and founded the charity with the help from their friends, many of whom went on to become committee members.

    The inspiration for forming of the charity was our much loved Nick Ivil, who has Downs Syndrome and is the son of Chris and Shirley Ivil. Chris is the Chairman of the charity and Shirley is our Administrator for mobile homes. Nick is still very much involved with the charity and regularly attends cheque presentations and fund raising functions. Nick is still truly an inspiration to us all.

  • Year established:1996
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Founder Trustees:
    Ann & Gordon Parris

    Treasurer:
    Tom Broderick

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Chairman:
    Chris Ivil

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Their work is completely voluntary and their reward is the happiness that our special children receive.

    Janette Butler
    Elaine & Geoff Iveson
    Shirley Ivil
    Debbie & Paul Kennedy
    Debra Marsden
    Sue & Gavin Price
    Jean & Phil Taylor
    Tina & Nick Varns
    Patsy & Malcom Walker
    Tracey & Alan Watkins
    Pauline & Malcom Way

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United Kingdom
  • U.K. Charity Commission ID #:1062151