MASKS (Make A Special Kid Smile) was founded in May 2005 and is fully committed to supporting The Vale Federation of special schools in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (Booker Park and Stocklake Park schools).
We are a small, local, registered charity which provides the means to enhance and improve the lives of the students aged between 3 and 19 years who have a range of complex needs:-
- Moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties
- Communication difficulties
- Emotional, social and behavioural disorders
- Sensory impairments
MASKS supports the emotional and physical well-being of the individual child and their families/carers, by using funds raised to provide opportunities otherwise unavailable to them, helping them to realise their potential by giving them social experiences which will build their confidence, support their educational advancement and encourage as much future independence as possible.
With over 300 students across the Federation the MASKS team is constantly striving to fundraise in as many ways as possible. PTA events, quiz nights, individuals taking on challenges, sponsored events, local community/business involvement and support from other organisations all contribute to enhancing the lives of the children at the schools.
Over recent years MASKS has helped fund items such as a Multi-Use Games Area, an on-going School Therapy Dog project, a school mini bus, sensory equipment, a large climbing castle, library books and a whole school outing to last year’s pantomime at the Waterside Theatre.
If you would like more information about the Charity, or can support us in any way, please contact Amanda Housego on 01296 427 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org