How We Can Help
It doesn't stop there. We do more!
The SNAPS Families
Helping Today. Helping Tomorrow
Join our team of Fantastic Fundraising Volunteers and help SNAPS to raise funds for our services and spread the word about what we do.
From organising fundraising events, to writing press releases, to finding new contacts for us to work with, there are lots of opportunities for you to offer vital support and become a #SNAPSSuperhero!
An inspirational place
Our vision is for SNAPS to be an inspirational place connecting families and children with a wide range of challenges and opportunities. We aim to promote health and well-being for all by providing opportunities for people to meet, learn, play, and build relationships. We are an inclusive organisation, involving the whole family, including siblings with no special needs. We are currently based at Penny Field School in North Leeds and Broomfield School in South Leeds but provide support for children and their families from across the West Yorkshire region.
The aims of SNAPS are:
- To provide leisure services for children with special needs, including hydrotherapy and Rebound therapy sessions, along with swimming lessons for those able to participate, including siblings where appropriate, and a range of physical activities, arts and crafts, and soft toy play;
- To provide parents and carers with the opportunity to share information, ideas and experiences with other families of children with special needs;
- To raise funds to help provide services and equipment for those children.
Parent Led Vision
SNAPS started in Leeds in March 2004 as a parent led organisation, and continues to involve parents at all levels. We identified an unmet demand for hydrotherapy, swimming and physical activity experiences, all of which can have such a positive impact on both the children with additional needs and their families. These experiences can literally be life changing, helping the whole family relax and enjoy time together.
From that modest beginning, we have continued to grow, and deliver a consistent support service to a wider and wider group of families and their children. Over recent years we have strived to improve how we operate, and grown through a clearer operational focus and improved communications. We are now open every Saturday in term time at both Penny Field School and Broomfield School.
What Our Families Say About SNAPS
Why We Need You
Your support will enable SNAPS to continue to be there for families like Amanda and her son Jake, who says: “I can’t really put into words how much we value and appreciate what SNAPS has done for Jake and our family – they have been a massive part of our journey so far. Thank you SNAPS”
Host a Team Building Makaton Day
Invite SNAPS to your office to learn about our work. We will also teach you the basics of Makaton signing so that your team can dress up as superheroes and record personalised Makaton messages to our children. Great for sharing on social media!
Attend SNAPS Events
Be part of the SNAPS Superhero Zoom taking place on 27th June 2021. We have the opportunity for businesses to have their own corporate cheers squads – come and join the fun!
You can also our work in action at one of our Saturday sessions – from hydro and rebound therapy to dance classes, drama group to sign and sign, you and your colleagues can see the work your support is making possible.
Get Together And Fundraise
There are lots of fun and engaging ways to fundraise for SNAPS that will motivate and enthuse staff. A dedicated member of the SNAPS team will provide support and information that lets your team see the difference they are making to our families.
Gifts In Kind
A donation of expertise, services and skills, such as design, print or IT support, would save our valuable funds and help shape SNAPS now and in the future.
We would love the opportunity to come and speak to you about the work we do. If you would like to arrange a meeting, please contact Ali on 07511 158304 or email email@example.com