Donations

SNAP has to raise more than £600,000 each year if it is to continue providing its current level of support to Essex families – and the local community has a vital role to play. With just 22% of the charity’s total running costs being received from statutory funding SNAP must raise in the region of £468,000 this year in voluntary donations from the community from the generosity of our many donors including trusts, foundations, businesses (small and large), clubs, societies, rotaries, lodges and individuals.

Any contribution you can make – no matter how small – is gratefully received.

The purpose of the charity is to support, inform and encourage parents with children and young people who have special needs and disabilities, allowing them to grow in strength and knowledge so they are better equipped to give the best possible help to their children.

The charity’s vision is to provide a safe environment offering a wide range of support and specialist services with the aim to increase resilience and empowerment within our families.

Your donation really can change lives.

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Our online donations are managed and processed by CAF Bank (Charities Aid Foundation), who ensure that your transaction is secure and safe.

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    could make sure a parent had a place to turn to by providing an initial helpline conversation with a Family Support Adviser

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    could fund art and messy play materials for a pre-school activity club. These sessions provide a stimulating and sensory experience for the children.

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    could fund several educational books for our Specialist Library, an invaluable resource for parents and professionals.

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    could fund a one-hour individual session for a child whose condition (e.g. lack of immune system) means they are unable to participate in a group session.

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    could fund a vital family counselling session for our parents and children.

If you need more information on making a donation to SNAP, please contact us on 01277 211300 or email [email protected]

If you need more information on making a donation to SNAP, please contact us on 01277 211300 or email [email protected]

Other ways to donate

There are a range of alternative opportunities if you would like to help SNAP continue to provide its vital support for families

Donate by BACS

You can also make a one-off donation or regular standing order directly into our bank. Please let us know if you do this so we can notify you when your donation has arrived.

Account Number: 00005935
Bank Sort Code: 40 52 40
Bank Details: CAF Bank, 25 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ
Name of Account: Special Needs And Parents (SNAP)

Donate by post

Please make your cheque payable to SNAP and send, along with your name and contact details so that we can thank you to SNAP – Special Needs And Parents, The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5WF

Donate in person

Supporters are welcome to visit The SNAP Centre to make a donation in person. A member of the SNAP team can give you a tour of our unique facility and give you an insight into the work we do. Please call 01277 245345 to make an appointment.

Legacies

Anyone can leave money to a charity in their will – known as a legacy. Legacies can make a huge difference to charities. Once your family and friends are looked after, you might want to consider the possibility of leaving a legacy to SNAP.

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200+ Club

Join our 200+Club for your chance to win cash prizes. Make a difference to the families we support and your good deed can reward you too…

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Piggy Bank

By picking up one of SNAP’s ‘Super Pigs’ and collecting coins you can help provide vital information services to local families in need of support. It’s a squeally easy way to raise funds for SNAP!

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“Thank you so much for listening – you really know what it is like for us, and have described my child perfectly – you are the only person I’ve spoken to who has understood.”

“These sessions have benefitted me by having an opportunity to interact with my child, and helped them to interact with other children, building on their social skills.”

“I have read the book you gave me and wow what a great read. After just reading the first few pages everything we are experiencing just made sense and sounded so like our child.”