Swings & Smiles

COVID-19 UPDATE: Your support is absolutely vital to making sure causes across our communities stay open at this critical time.

Next West Berkshire Lottery draw on Sat 11 April at 8PM

The draw is in 2 days 18 hours 50 minutes!

Raising £1,456.00 a year

56 tickets

56 tickets of 75 ticket goal

We need you now more than ever!

About Us:

Swings & Smiles provides a specialist service for children and young people with special needs and disabilities and their families to be happy, have fun and feel included.

By providing an accessible and safe place to play at our fully resourced centre in Thatcham, the opportunity for social inclusion for many children has been hugely increased with families often experiencing the joy of spending quality time together for the first time when accessing our services.

Swings & Smiles are there for the whole family and, alongside play, essential emotional and practical support for parents, carers and siblings is offered to help alleviate isolation and bring groups together.  Our sibling support service delivers drop-in support and a 5 week programme runs across local schools.  

Some families may find it difficult to access our centre, children who are very unwell or families who don't have access to transport may have previously missed out on time to have fun.  Our outreach programme brings play out into the community and sensory sessions are also offered in conjunction with other organisations and services.

Swings & Smiles need your help to continue running these essential services, working with children and young people with special needs and disabilities.  Demand for our services is growing and we want to continue to meet the needs of those that require our help and support.

Thank you for your support and good luck!

Best wishes,

Laura Lewis

Charity Director

Recent Supporters:

Mrs T supported Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue with 2 tickets

14 hours ago

Mrs S supported The Friends of Compton Primary School with 1 ticket

3 days ago

Mrs C supported Citizens Advice West Berkshire with 2 tickets

3 days ago

Mr A supported Mary Hare School for Deaf Children with 2 tickets

4 days ago

Mr J supported Mary Hare School for Deaf Children with 2 tickets

6 days ago

Ms C supported West Berkshire Community Fund with 1 ticket

6 days ago

Latest Draw

Sat 4 April 2020

Why Support?


Support your cause

Feel great knowing 60% of ticket sales will go to good causes - 50% to your chosen cause and 10% to other causes in West Berkshire.


Only £1 per week

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Great prizes

Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win with a top prize of £25,000!

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