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We make sure our members and supporters are always in the loop when it comes to The Special Lioness news and announcements. Check out our updates and never miss the latest stories about our charitable work. Here you can always find up to date information about our events, programs, and activities.
Blue Pages Directory & Guide
Issue 2 / 2020
This is our version of the good old fashioned Yellow Pages, but this is a more personalised SEND Guide. This document is updated twice yearly and is full of useful information and hope it goes some way to help in your journey.
The beauty of our community is that we all share our information, so please do send us anything you feel could be included to help other families like ours.
Our latest Partnership
21st September 2020
We are delighted to announce our very exciting partnership with South Shields FC. Being a grass roots local football club we are honoured and privileged to be part of their story.
We have sponsored two of their team members; Phil Naisbitt and Brian Smith and really look forward to building our relationship - next time you see us we may be modelling the South Shields FC shirts!!!
We won a Nominated Donation
18th September 2020
We have today received a generous donation from Heron Foods to assist us in supplying Halloween Play Packs to our wonderful children around the local area. We were nominated for this donation by a wonderful local business mum who has been a wonderful support to The Special Lioness. Thank You!
An Exciting New Partnership
8th September 2020
We received a very exciting and surprising call today from MW Lift Services who said they are so touched by our mission that they would like to be involved and have donated a large sum to allow us to have an extra special Christmas Party (If COVID allows) otherwise it will be a Christmas Party in the middle of next summer... we don't mind when it happens, it just gives us longer to plan something amazing.
MW Lift Services are a local company which installs, repairs and maintains through floor lifts during the home and in commercial premises. I have known one of the directors for a number of years, and they have came to my rescue to help with a broken down lift on numerous occasions, so we are delighted to have these on board, lovely local guys!!
Amazing Funding News
30th July 2020
We have today received and extremely generous donation from the BGL Group as part of their Empower, Pledge, Donate campaign. This very kind donation will be used to provide our families with a wonderful boat trip with WetWheels Yorkshire on their fully adapted catamaran. This trip will allow families To experience the open sea, to have fun and most of all make special memories without the worry of access issues.
2nd January 2020
Following on from our campaign last year of local businesses sponsoring our Christmas event. LS Care Limited has been in touch to advise that they have selected The Special Lioness as their chosen Charity for 2020. They will be supporting us this year in assisting us to provide our services to our parents/carers.
LS Care provides specialist care to adults, children and infants with complex illnesses and conditions in the comfort of their own home.
Partnership to Help Beat Hunger at Christmas
10 December 2020
We are very proud to announce that we have secured 80 Christmas family food parcels to help ease a little bit of the financial burden and the hunger some families were facing at this difficult time of year.
We delivered food parcels to families with the utmost discretion throughout the festive season and beyond. This would not have been possible without the incredible help from GRC Filtration. Another local company looking after local people.