With just a couple of days to go to the 19th annual Birketts’ Race4Business – this year supporting SNAP – here’s a look at those community-minded organisations helping to provide life-changing assistance to Essex families affected by disability.
As eating is a subject families can often find challenging, SNAP was thrilled to welcome Tanya Cotier, an autism and social communication specialist teacher, to the centre last week to deliver a training session on helping families with difficulties they may experience with food and eating.
A trio of talented musical groups will be helping runners to hit the right note as they tackle the 3.5 mile Birketts’ Race4Business on 15th June in Chelmsford, raising money for SNAP. Hop-ing to spur the runners over the finishing line is The Frog Island Jazz Band playing their classic 1920s and ’30s New Orleans Jazz.
Volunteers are at the heart of all charities, and are an essential part of ensuring support can be given to those in need. It can be a mutually beneficial experience as volunteering brings benefits to both the person volunteering and the people and organisations that they help.
“HAVING somewhere to go where she can be effortlessly Ava is a gift.” That is how mum Liz Chaplin sums up SNAP, the charity that has been helping her severely disabled daughter for the past eight years.