Delamere Helps Special Spirits Extend Their Activities For Special Needs Children In Manchester And Salford
Special Spirits is an after-school club for Jewish children from age 5 up to 18 with a wide range of disabilities including autistic spectrum disorder, downs syndrome and physical disabilities. It provides programs for over 30 children four days a week plus extended programs and sleepaway camps during school and Jewish holidays.
The club provides transport to ensure their services are accessible to all young people who need. It builds their social and life skills and their confidence, so as to give them a better place in society.
Thanks to Delamere’s first Gershon Rothman Funding they were able to accept more children and extend their services to satisfy wider educational needs in art, baking, sports and music with each activity tailored to the needs of each child.
The feedback from this first round of funding was so positive that Delamere was delighted to be able to award further Janette Cattan Memorial funding to continue and develop this vital work for a further two years. When this funding was also successfully utilised, Delamere made a further award to continue the services for an additional year.