13 years ago today SNAPS was formed. 6 families who all met through Leeds Mencap got together when they discovered a support gap in the Leeds area. Although there was some support available, there was nothing that met the exact needs of them and their children.
The vision of SNAPS was to be a place which provided practical therapies for children with a range special physical and educational needs. A place in which families could meet, chat and play in an environment without fear, prejudice or judgement. A place in which families would love to come back to, week in week out.
What an achievement to have come from those 6 families each week to 33 and the hundreds we have supported over the years. We are so proud of what we have built. We have seen hundreds of families through the doors of SNAPS over the last 13 years and we have shared in the triumphs, tribulations the heartache and the happy and every single moment has been worth it.
Sam Lambert along with her son Dan was one of those founder members. She says “I am so proud of what we have done at SNAPS and so thankful for the amazing people we have met along the way, SNAPS continues to be a huge part of mine and Dan’s life and I love being a part of it”.
Lucy Owen became part of the SNAPS family last year and has been focusing on expanding the services we provide. “SNAPS has come such a long way since it started in 2004. The last 13 years has seen the charity make a huge difference to the lives of so many families. Everyone who has been involved should be really proud. The next, very exciting stage in our development is only possible because of the dedication of the volunteers and staff over the years. Happy Birthday SNAPS!”
We want celebrate this birthday by saying thank you to each and every one of you who have been involved in the journey over the last 13 years and we would like to raise a virtual glass to the next 13 years and a new chapter which starts at Broomfield in May.