Happy Days Children's Charity

Spreading The Magic

To provide trips to the panto for children aged 3 - 17 with special needs that are further disadvantaged by living in poor socio-economic conditions. The children have varying special needs, for example: severe and profound learning difficulties with complex medical problems and young carers.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 December 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 January 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1010943)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • Most of our children have such medical , behavioural, emotional or financial problems that they are never taken to the theatre by their parents.

    — Sarah Doyle - Deputy Head - Moselle School

  • It was a thorough delight and great opportunity for our children, and will be remembered for a long time to come.

    — S.Armstrong - Rowan School

  • The children all had a fabulous time and onec again we offer our sincere thanks to you for giving us this opportunity.

    — Jan Collins - Fountaindale School

  • The children all had a fabulous time and onec again we offer our sincere thanks to you for giving us this opportunity.

    — Jan Collins - Fountaindale School

  • Most of our children have such medical , behavioural, emotional or financial problems that they are never taken to the theatre by their parents.

    — Sarah Doyle - Deputy Head - Moselle School

  • It was a thorough delight and great opportunity for our children, and will be remembered for a long time to come.

    — S.Armstrong - Rowan School

Situation

The children we are trying to help by proving these special trips have very little life and leisure experiences and most have never had the opportunity to visit a theatre to see a live production. There are many positive outcomes for the children, for example: improving social interaction skills and social inclusion, taking part in an activity more enjoyed by the wider community, helping to relieve poverty. These trips play a vital role in the children's future development into adulthood.

Solution

By the children participating in the trips they will experience live performing arts productions. This in tuen will stretch their imaginations to a new dimension. The children, after the trips, will be able to express the enjoyment through art, english and drama. The trips to the panto are great morale boosters for the children and they come home with a more positive attitute, which invariably sparks off an immediate improvment in their physical and mental well being.