The British Museum

You can take yourself back in time to an array of 2 million years of historic events and arts in a stunning virtual tour of the British Museum using Googles street view.

Spread A Smile

Spread A Smile bring a little joy and happiness to children and teenagers who in hospital. The entertainment includes a visit from a fairy, magicians, face painters and much more as well as exciting trips to theatrical events.

Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are Deafblind. They were established from a family support group in 1955 by parents whose children were born with rubella, and the experience, skills and views of families remain central to their work. You can see how they have developed over almost 60 years on their website. Sense offers high-quality, flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and a dedicated network of volunteers. They work with a wide range of Deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs. They work with children, young people, adults and older people with a progressive sight and hearing loss, offering a range of housing, educational and leisure opportunities. They also offer support to all Deafblind people in both the congenital and acquired Deafblind communities, not just those who receive direct support and services from them.

Shape Arts

Shape develops opportunities for disabled artists; they train cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and they run participatory arts and development programmes.

Snap

SNAP childcare only deal with special needs placements. They place professional nannies, carers, facilitators, enablers and support workers throughout the UK and abroad to work with babies and children with additional needs, including those with mild learning difficulties to profound and multiple disabilities. They also place people with families who are in difficult situations or with parents who need help looking after their children, for example, those who have an acquired brain injury. Their SNAP16+ Division works with young adults with additional needs.

Night Nannies

Night Nannies can provide overnight care (sometimes that same day) so that new parents and babies can get a good night’s sleep, and establish a good bedtime routine.

Rackety’s

They help families of children with special needs or disabilities with clothing that you cannot find on the high street. The vests and pyjamas are especially helpful for with nappy users and children who strip, nappy dip or smear. They also help with comfort and dignity for gastrostomy tube or button users enabling easy access and protecting the tubes from being pulled out. Helping to overcome some common but embarrassing problems with beautifully designed, high quality modern clothing.

When you Wish Upon a Star

Wishes are varied and far reaching. For some a trip to Disney Florida or Paris to meet their favourite characters, for others it is a chance to get up close to a favourite pop star or sporting hero and some children simply want books and toys. Whatever the Wish, wherever possible, When You Wish Upon A Star will aim to make that Wish a reality.

Starlight

Granting wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and entertaining over half a million children every year in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.