Caitlin has known SNAP for well over a decade after her parents found the charity for support with her younger brother, Jack. She has taken part in the last nine years of SIBS Week and now works as Services Support Assistant at the Centre. She wanted to do something extra for the charity so decided she’d challenge herself with a half marathon!
Positivity is paramount!
SNAP’s Helpline and Face-to-Face sessions were part of an external evaluation funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and conducted by evaluation specialists Eastside Primetimers. Based on a wealth of feedback from parents and carers, the research tells a clear and consistent story of the real and lasting positive impact that SNAP has on family life.
The SNAP Team are all still busy working from home and connecting with our families via phone, email, Zoom and Facebook. We are doing everything possible to ensure families have the help they need to endure this challenging time as well as empower them for their next steps. We are still actively fundraising and we hope we can count on your support both now and in the difficult months to come.
We have had to make the difficult decision today to stop family services within the building from this afternoon to make sure we keep families and our staff and volunteers as safe as we can.
We want you to know that we are still here to help all our families at this time.
The first 2020 edition of SNAP Matters is out now and once again it is an essential read for all things SNAP related. Sharing the news of our work and how the charity puts families first, the seventh issue of our magazine is packed full of information for families, supporters and anyone with an interest in the charity.
Looking to take on a charity challenge in 2020? Brave members of Billericay based recruitment agency, Northreach did just that last year when they took on a 50K hike in the Peak District. Team members Sam and James recall their adventure of how they raised a fantastic £1,340 for SNAP.
In 1994, two organisations began – one national and one local – both with a passion to make a difference in the local community. 25 years on, as both celebrate their 25th Anniversary, The National Lottery Community Fund and SNAP (Special Needs And Parents) have successfully made a huge positive impact for people in need of support.