Welcome to
The Special Lioness


About Our Charity

Creating Memories and Friendships

Inspired by a life-changing event, The Special Lioness was established in 2017 in Sunderland, UK. Over the years, we have become passionate about giving special families opportunities to make memories that would never be achievable on their own and to create friendships and advocates travelling the same journey. Check out our Facebook page for up to date information and events, or just to connect with other parent\carers.

We are thrilled to have the honour of being the Nominated Charity of the Mayor of Sunderland for 2021-22.


Helping to build a community

Helping Others

One of the main reasons The Special Lioness was founded in 2017 was to create a common community, to give a safe environment to talk, ask for help, reach out and help others. To share valuable information, which can only be gained through going through this fight personally or to learn from other parent/carers - Knowledge = Power. 
Our open page on Facebook is available to anyone, however, we have a closed group which is private to our members only, see "The Special Lioness Group" on Facebook.


Removing Stigma

Fighting The Stereotypes

One of our goals is to ensure that the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in our area are safe, welcome and loved within their wider community and have a safe environment to come together, play, create, explore without the stares, questions or side glances. With your generous donations and volunteering efforts, you have the capacity to help us in our endeavour of Fighting Stigma. Contact us to learn more.

Making Memories

Most of our children have life limiting illnesses - lets make some memories

One of our main causes here at The Special Lioness is creating memories, an issue that touches many lives, particularly those living with life limiting conditions, accesses, health and cost play a huge part in families being unable to have days out, so we try to make this happen for them. We spend a significant portion of our resources on creating wonderful events and experiences to ensure these children see as much of the world as possible. See how you can help by reading more or contacting one of our representatives.


How to Help

Help Us to Help Others

If you would like to help us either by volunteering or donating, please contact us for details or donate via our FaceBook Page or PayPal using our name "The Special Lioness".

For a full list of our upcoming events, check out our FaceBook Page!

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"The most fearsome mother is a Lioness....... until you meet a Special Lioness"

Claire & Amy


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