Empowering families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
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Make a Donation

A monthly donation of £5 per month can make all the difference to smaller charities like ours and is far and away the easiest way to give. You can make a donation to Reaching Families via Local Giving. Alternatively, to request a standing order form please email us at admin@reachingfamilies.org.uk.

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Your donation

Fundraise for Us

If you are someone who likes to run, cycle or even jump out of airplanes perhaps you could organise a sponsored run or sky-dive for Reaching Families!! If that’s too exhausting then a coffee morning or pub quiz held for us would be just as effective in raising much needed funds to help sustain our work. To discuss these or other ways in which you could fundraise for Reaching Families please contact our Director, Brian O’Hagan on brian@reachingfamilies.org.uk.


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Volunteer for Us

Can you contribute your time and experience to support other families? Would you like to meet new people, provide emotional support and develop your skills? We are looking to recruit volunteers who can help us with a range of important work, including:

  • Providing help to parents and staff at our Umbrellas Support Groups
  • Promoting our work at various community events
  • Representing Reaching Families at groups in your local area
  • Distributing information to pre-schools, GP surgeries and other community venues

In return for help with this vital work we will provide you with a dedicated volunteer co-ordinator who will support you with, training, induction, supervision, expenses, managing your time and expectations.

If you would be interested in any of these opportunities please email Rachel Fielding at Rachel@reachingfamilies.org.uk or phone her on 07535 386687.


Join our Board of Trustees

We are keen to recruit parent-carer trustees who have relevant experience or skills and who are committed to supporting parent-carers, able to help our charity grow and develop and ensure it is governed effectively. We are particularly interested in people who have a background in financial management, fundraising or event management, health, HR, supporting other parent carers, or who have a child with rare or complex needs.

If you are interested joining our board we would love to hear from you. For further information and an informal discussion please contact our Chair of Trustees, Helen Rodgers at: helen@reachingfamilies.org.uk.



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