This year, our Bristol office voted for Springboard Opportunity Group as their office charity. We have made a £15,000 donation to the charity for this financial year – this is enough to fund a week of preschool sessions for 75 children, out of the 130 children they support in total. Our people will be looking at ways to fundraise to add to this donation throughout the year, hopefully equating to this difference. We have also committed to donate another £15,000 next year.
Based near Bristol, Springboard provides a safe and secure place where children with disabilities can learn and flourish. They provide preschool sessions to children who may not otherwise be able to access an Early Years education in mainstream; whilst also supporting families in the community via Stay & Play sessions and Family Practitioner work.
Children attending Springboard may have a learning disability, physical difficulties, complex medical needs, social communication, and interaction challenges including autism, or sensory needs. Some children are life limited.
Springboard benefit from having a strong team of almost 40 qualified and experienced staff and involve over 30 dedicated and hard-working volunteers. Their staff have built up a strong base of knowledge and expertise over many years, which they share with parents and carers and with staff in local authority pre-schools.
By starting as early and as individually as possible with a child and their family, Springboard support them through the crucial and often frightening steps of the early years. They give them the tools they need for years to come and help give these young children the very best start in life.
Kirsty & Edith’s story
Closer to home, The Springboard Opportunity Group offered support to Carrie Every’s cousin, Kirsty, and Kirsty’s daughter, Edith. Below is their story.
Nikki Tams, Springboard’s Business Manager, said:
“We are so grateful that Mewburn Ellis have chosen us to be their charity partner for two years. The demand for our support and services is steadily growing, and we rely on the generosity of our corporate partners and fundraisers to be able to help as many families as possible. As we only receive partial government funding for the work that we do, we need to raise nearly £300,000 each year from grants and fundraising to continue providing our invaluable services.”
You can find out more about Springboard Opportunity on their website here: https://www.springboardweb.org.uk/
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