Project information

TWINKLE HOUSE Sparkle appeal

Help us raise funds to continue providing a free 1:1 sensory based support service to children and young people with Disabilities and Additional Needs and their families. Every year we need to raise around £50,000 to cover our running and premises costs, we desperately need your help :)

September 2015 - March 2020

Charity information


  • Need


    Twinkle House has moved to much bigger premises and is in need of more funds to keep the Charity running and to provide its services and support to people with Disabilities and Additional Needs.

    We need your help to raise at least £50,000 per year to help cover the costs of running our new centre. Some of this will be sought by us applying for grants and we are asking the public to help us raise as much as we can.


    Having enough funds secured each year will enable us provide new services at very low cost to families that are meaningful and much needed by our clients. Give families a place that is dedicated to support and recreation for those they care for. This would give us an opportunity to improve the services we provide and help us in becoming more self sustainable, being less reliant on grant funding and be able to spend more time with families and service users.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To get people fundraising and donating to raise funds for Twinkle House


    » Launch a fundraising target of £50,000

    Success will be measured by the amount we raise on a fundraising thermometer

  • Impact


    Children and young people with Disabilities 0-19 will benefit from our support in a number of ways, here are some of the long term changes our help will make:
    - better communication skills
    - reduced stress, anxiety and depression
    - less isolation for families
    - improved sleep
    - improved emotional resilience
    - improved social skills
    - more able to get needs met
    - making and keeping friends :)
    - reduced melt downs
    - happier families
    - greater ability to focus and stay on task
    - Enjoying life


    The risk is people don't help us raise the funds and we are not successful with grant applications and then have to close down altogether.


    We will keep donors informed by posting information on our website, Facebook and regular newsletters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Running Costs covering part running and office costs
      £40,000 Premises costs covering all rent, heat and light
  • Background


    The Project will be in based in Skelmersdale West Lancashire providing services for people across the North West.


    Beneficiaries will be children with Disabilities and Additional Needs 0-19 and families, local schools and the local community can access specialist sensory services and Hydrotherapy.
    Skelmersdale (a priority area) has some of the poorest areas in Lancashire with pockets of real deprivation where many families are in crisis with children and young people needing active interventions for their children, many who are suffering from stress and anxiety as a direct result of their condition or needs

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Twinkle House has been open and delivering a front line support service for almost 11 years. During this time we have listened carefully to what service users have said they need and have ensured we provide just that. Our team are qualified and experienced in providing therapeutic interventions using specialist sensory equipment and environment.

    We are dedicated to ensuring our support has a lasting impact and that service users feel safe, secure and supported when they come to our service.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Richard Krueger / Integrated Practitioner

    Richard is our front line worker who is a qualified Integrated Practitioner in Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work. He Provides the 1:1

    Helen Seddon

    Helen is responsible for our Administration including managing our online monitoring system CORS.

    Jill Boardman

    Jill is the CEO who manages the staff and volunteers and is responsible for ensuring the Charity delivers a high quality service.

    Jane McDermott

    Jane is a Board member and has a young son with Down's syndrome. Jane brings her life experience of living with a child with Disabilities.

Family support

Family support


Will Pay for a 1 hour support session

Encouraged 'S' to change tasks with less fuss, meltdowns. Reinforced and encouraged him to interact using communication more.

L Farrell