Adur Special Needs Project Annual Sponsored Pirate Walk - Sunday 1st October 2017 11am - 1pm

31 August 2017 10:00 AM | Tracie Davey

Adur Special Needs Project (ASNP) will be holding their first Annual Sponsored Walk on Sunday 1st October 2017. Held in the centre of Shoreham, the Adur Ferry Bridge will play host to the Piratethemed event, which will see children, families, supporters, and trustees of the Charity undertaking fun relays of the 200-metre bridge from 11am until 1pm. 

The relays will include various challenges including an egg and spoon race. In addition, there will be face painting, a treasure chest of prizes, and a jar of sweets up for grabs. Heidi Rush, who is a trustee with the Charity and is organising the event, said, “It has been good fun planning this team event and we are looking forward to bringing the local community together to focus on raising money for our important work.” 

For almost 30 years ASNP has been supporting local families with children who have special/additional needs and disabilities such as Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and ADHD. The play schemes currently operate from Glebelands Day Centre in Shoreham on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month during school term times. Each session can cater for up to 15 children aged 5-15 years of age, and in most cases the children receive 1:1 support.

 Heidi went on to explain, “We believe that the Play Scheme is essential to the families we support, and one of our parents recently wrote the following: 

“ASNP has changed my son’s outlook dramatically while he is at the play schemes. At first, he found his anxiety would kick in and he was really worried how it would be. ASNP have been so supportive, the staff have kept gently encouraging him with all the activities. He has overcome so, so much! 

She continued, “ASNP helps make time for our family to leave the house, go shopping and a lunch out together which is impossible without them. This means so very much! Thank you so much ASNP!” 

Most of the Charity’s income is secured from grant givers and funding applications, however whenever possible it likes to host its own fundraising events and it is anticipated that a sponsored walk will become an annual highlight. In recent months, the waiting list of children hoping to join the play scheme has grown significantly which means there is an obvious need to raise more money. 

Supporting ASNP from the local business community is James Ross Jewellers who will be providing goody bags for everyone that takes part. If you would also like to also be a supporter, add a gift to the goody bags, or find out more about Adur Special Needs Project, please contact Heidi Rush (Trustee) at The Charity also has a Crowd Funding page if you would like to donate online. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Meeting point on Sunday 1st October: Adur Ferry Bridge Lower Beach Road (by the car park) Shoreham Beach ASNP, The Old School House, Ham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6PA email:, telephone: 07788 239634. For information, visit Registered Charity Number: 1088423 

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