Vote for a Chatteris special needs family club to help it win funding from a national campaign

Ormiston Families Fenland have entered for a share of the Aviva Community Fund

Ormiston Families Fenland have entered for a share of the Aviva Community Fund - Credit: Archant

A group that supports parents of children with special needs is calling for people to vote for them so they can win a slice of money being donated to good causes in a national charity campaign.

Ormiston Families Fenland have entered for a share of the Aviva Community Fund

Ormiston Families Fenland have entered for a share of the Aviva Community Fund - Credit: Archant

Ormiston Families, which runs Bubbly Bugs at Chatteris, has applied for a share of the Aviva Community Fund.

There is just a few weeks left in which people can vote for them to receive what could be hundreds of pounds to help them continue their good work and grown their toy library at the centre within the grounds of Kingsfield School.

An Ormiston Families spokesman said: “Bubbly Bugs provide a safe and nurturing environment for the families to meet with others who may be experiencing similar difficulties allowing both mutual peer support and a positive learning experience.

“Families who attend may feel isolated in the sense that they haven’t had the chance to build friendships and connections that other parents have.

Ormiston Families Fenland have entered for a share of the Aviva Community Fund

Ormiston Families Fenland have entered for a share of the Aviva Community Fund - Credit: Archant


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“This may be due to care commitments, constant medical appointments, the ill informed attitudes of others, their child’s behaviour, feelings of bereavement and guilt around the birth of a child with a disability.

The sessions are proving a success with more than 15 families regularly attending.

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The application includes dedicating a member of staff for one day a week to focus on supporting families with one or more children with special needs and to add equipment like signing toys to its library.

The spokesman said they enjoyed supporting families at a time when they are faced with enormous challenges, for example when families are coming to terms with early diagnosis of a child’s condition.

“We are there providing well trained, informative staff who are passionate about improving outcomes for all.”

Vote for them by visiting Aviva.

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