Our donation helps disadvantaged children with disability gain vital communication and motor skills.

Skylarks provides a supportive and active community for children with disabilities and additional needs by providing inclusive play sessions, therapies and workshops.

The Axis Foundation’s donation of £1,500 buys sensory equipment and toys for structured activities including Sensory Art, Singing with Percussion, Makaton Sing and Signing. All these activities support the development of key communication, motor and sensory skills.

Thanking the Axis Foundation for their donation, Aaron Guiver, Development Manager at Skylarks, said: “We are delighted to receive a donation from the Axis Foundation. It has enabled us to purchase new equipment for our interactive Sensory Room. The donation has funded new weighted soft furnishings and a range of audio visual equipment including fibre optic lights, colour changing light panels and more. The room creates a relaxing area for the children to use whilst allowing them to enjoy new experiences and develop communication, motor and sensory skills.

“With the support of organisations like the Axis Foundation, Skylarks can continue supporting disadvantaged children and their families for years to come.

“We really appreciate the funding Axis has provided to purchase this equipment. Skylarks has been closed for the last 6 months due to Covid-19, however we plan to partially re-open soon so more families can use the equipment you have enabled us to purchase.”

More about Skylarks

Whilst supporting children with disabilities, Skylarks, based in Twickenham in south west London, also cares for the whole family – many are desperate for support and help. The play sessions at Skylarks offer a safe and relaxing haven for the families in a non-judgemental environment. Here children can feel comfortable and play happily and challenging behaviour is understood.

While children are accessing therapies and supervised play, parents have access to a wide range of peer support, relaxation therapies and informative workshops by specialists such as speech and language therapists and the National Autistic Society.

Over the last three years Skylarks’ membership has increased from 550 to over 2,000 children.

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