Family Centre Appeal
Linden Lodge School and the Sensory Support Services (Wandsworth Hearing Support and Wandsworth Vision Support Services) provide education, care and support to 800+ deaf, visually impaired, deafblind and complex-needs children and their families from birth to 19 years.
Families of children with sensory impairment are often isolated and in need of expert guidance. Through this Family Centre specialist staff will provide information, support and advice to families of sensory-impaired children and young people.
The Family Centre will give the families we support access to an unparalleled range of information and training. It will also offer them, for the first time, a fully accessible venue to share experiences with others facing the same challenges.
The most important aspect of the new Family Centre, of course, is that it will greatly expand our ability to provide the best possible support to the children under our care. Not only will the improved facilities of the Family Centre enhance our existing programmes and services at all age and developmental levels, it will also allow us to offer exciting fresh initiatives.
An adaptable multi-use space will enable us to run ten after-school clubs per week. During school breaks, the space will be used to run special holiday activities. This space will also be available to host up to six birthday parties each weekend.
We are particularly excited about the Family Centre’s Home Intervention Room (HIR), which will simulate a real domestic environment, including a fully functioning kitchen. More prosaic, but at least as important, the Family Centre will house an Audiology Suite, where children’s hearing can be tested in a friendly local venue outside the stressful environment of the hospital.
Please help us to raise vital funds to build a much needed state-of-the-art Family Centre on the Linden Lodge School site in Wimbledon. Follow the JustGiving Link to support our appeal: www.justgiving.com/Wandsworth-Sensory-Support-Service/
Thank you to all those who have already contributed to our FCA. We have had tremendous support already and the following activities have taken place. (Gallery)
Pottery Cafe - Summer Fete Tile Making
London to Brighton Bike Ride
Apogee Corp - Great River Race
Apogee Corp - Nuts Challenge
Wine tasting evening
Book and Cake Sale
Justine Greening visit
Frozen Cupcake Party
First Give Philanthropy Project
Viking River Cruises Chosen Charity
Bupa 10K Run
Wimbledon Foundation Chosen Charity
14km Swim along The Thames
Three Peaks Challenge
Please find below materials for fundraising. If you would like any specific materials designed or edited for any events please let us know and we will assist with this.
Many Thanks to everyone supporting our appeal.
Linden Lodge Charitable Trust 1168169