People are always trying to raise money for charity and there are just so many charities, all really deserving. We all choose the charities that we wish to help and without the volunteers and fundraising many charities would be unable to continue with vital research or support. It is trying to come up with ways of raising money but encouraging people to have fun and enjoy the events that are raising funds for the vital cause.
One such event took place at The Stockbrook Manor, in Billericay, Essex on Friday 15th March where the amazing charity SNAP (Special Needs and Parents) ran their charity ball to celebrate their silver anniversary. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the drinks reception, food and live entertainment on offer. People had worked so hard to get auction items and raffle prizes and to make the event such a great evening. The auction items included a golf cap donated by Justin Rose and even a signed boxing glove from Anthony Joshua. These really were amazing items and with the whole evening the charity was really pleased to have raised over £15,000. This amount of money was testament to the team of volunteers that put on such a great event and to all the team at SNAP for their hard work and dedication. The photo below shows the Ball organising committee.
A great evening was had by all those that attended so another win win – raising money for charity and having a great evening.
SNAP has helped over 5000 families since its launch 25 years ago in 1994. It is an Essex based charity that helps families and young people who have a special need or disability. They are able to offer a helpline and face to face parent support, talks and training courses, an information network, special books and DVDs, counselling, parent and pre school children sessions, after school and holiday sessions plus the all important sibling support session. The great thing about SNAP is that you don’t need a formal diagnosis or professional referral and it is open to anyone in Essex. SNAP values are :
Supporting, Welcoming, Encouraging and Empathetic
Non-judgmental, Understanding, Caring and Compassionate
Always Consistent, Reliable and Dependable
Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy and Respectful
SNAP charity number 1077787
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