Black and white head shot of Sally BrittonI hope you and your loved ones are well. 

Next year, 2021, will see Snap's 20th anniversary! We will be marking the occasion with several events, sadly now only virtually, but we have some exciting plans lined up which we will share with you soon. 


A request!

As part of marking our 20th anniversary, we will be revamping our website and improve both the experience for the user and the content - and we have a favour to ask our newsletter readers!

We would love to include photos that truly reflect families and clients, rather than the somewhat over-used stock photos!

If you would like to have your photo included on our new website, please complete this form with your details and permission and email with your photos to me sally@snapcare.co.uk. We are especially keen to have photos which reflect our work and include support staff and also cover all the age groups we work with from babies to adults. 

As a thank you for anyone who sends us a photo, we will enter you into a draw to have the chance to win a John Lewis Christmas Hamper worth £100! 
Thank you. 

We wish you a lovely weekend. 
Best wishes, Sally and the team at Snap 

'Background Bob' & his artwork!A smiling Noah Jones very happy to see his completed artwork in a gallery

12 year old & 250+ artists collaborate for gallery exhibition


While 12 year old Noah Jones who has cerebral palsy, was unable to go to school because of COVID-19, he enjoyed time painting. His father reached out to artists on Instagram to ask for their help to finish the paintings.

What resulted was an amazing collaboration with 250+ artists from around the world who added their art to Noah's backgrounds. 'Background Bob' as Noah is now known was thrilled to see his paintings exhibited. 

The family have put the artwork together in a book, Background Bob, with all proceeds going to Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity.

Background Bob on Instagram
Background Bob Firstsite

Alfie Hewett, Tennis Champ!4 photos of Alfie Hewett: playing in the finals, moment of victory and holding the winner's trophy

French Open Double Grand Slam


October saw the fabulous Alfie Hewett secure two grand slam titles winning both the single and doubles final, with (equally fabulous!) Gordon Reid.

I have been fortunate to see both players previously at Wimbledon, so was especially pleased to see their success. 


Read more on ParalympicsGB

Beth Moulam

Beth Moulam sitting in her powered wheelchair by a lake, smiling at the camera and looking very cool with her shades on!

A personal website
 

Beth is one of our lovely clients and was kind enough to share with us her website: 

www.bethmoulam.com

Beth shares her personal experiences as someone with cerebral palsy, dysarthria and a hearing impairment. 

The website has loads of great blogs, information (especially around AAC) and lots of useful links. 

Beth on Twitter
Beth on Facebook

 

Activity Alliance 4 people outside enjoying riding adapted cycles

Virtual event with sport sector leaders on Covid-19 impact


Tuesday 17 November, at 10.00am

Join Activity Alliance Chief Executive, Barry Horne, and fellow leaders Tim Hollingsworth - Sport England, and Huw Edwards - ukactive, to explore how we can collectively deliver an inclusive response to Covid-19


Full details of the online event 

Acting on behalf of a person with dementiaBoyes Turner Logo - Red Text

Charlene Hughes, Associate Solicitor

What is dementia?
Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most common is Alzheimer’s.

Most people associate memory loss with dementia, and this is one of the symptoms. Other common symptoms of dementia include changes in mood or behaviour, misplacing things and disorientation to time and place.

Different types of dementia affect the brain at different rates and in different ways. Dementia can affect every aspect of a person’s life including dealing with their own property and finances,,.
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Harry Specter ChocolatesBirdseye view of a box of Christmas chocolate selection - yum!

Social enterprise supporting employment for autistic people

We love the idea behind this company - the chocolates look pretty amazing too!


Our Story

Award-winning flavours and positive social change, that’s us at Harry Specters. Mona, Shaz and their son Ash, who has autism, are behind this social enterprise.

While visiting a chocolate shop on a holiday in Scotland in 2011, Mona discovered a perfect way of combining her passion for creating positive change for people with autism with her love for chocolate.

Ash came up with the name and a year later, Harry Specters was born - dedicated to crafting the most delicious chocolates that create employment for young people with autism...

Read the rest of 'Our Story'
Harry Specter, Social Cause

See the video below showing Ask and others at work at Harry Specters Red coloured arrow pointing to video below

Listen to the story behind Harry Specters, Chocolatier 

Fund-raising for Cure EBA rather rain-sodden Sharmila in running gear!

A wet & windy run!

We were delighted to help support Sharmila Collin's efforts to raise much-needed funds for Cure EB. Shamila's daughter Sohana has Epidermolysis Bullosa  (EB), a genetic skin-blistering condition.

'We beat the £5000 target for my Regents Park Marathon, and with gift aid raised just under £7900 for Cure EB! Storm Alex made it one of the rainiest days I’ve ever run in but it kept me cool enough to complete the 9.7 laps of Regents Park, not just for Sohana but for so many others in need of a treatment for EB.

The EB Graft trial has gone well with its first grafting this Autumn, and the funds raised will help us move forward with this and other important projects. So huge thanks from me and all of us at Cure EB'


Cure EB Instagram 
Read more about Cure EB 

Something to share in Snap News? 

We'd love to hear from you! 

If you have a favourite video clip, app, website, book, local SEN provision, inclusive activity, new technology or equipment.. why not send us the details so we can share in Snap News! 

Send your nuggets to jackie@snapcare.co.uk or call on 020 7729 2200 
 


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Est. 2001. Snap Care is part of Snap Childcare Ltd.