Darwin raise over 40,000 for Essex childrens charity
Darwin, based in Billericay, Essex, has been supporting SNAP for the past four years and has raised £41,209.95 for the charity so far.
In September 2015, a team at Darwin took on the UK 3 Peaks Challenge, the fundraising for which allowed them to break the £40,000 barrier.
Darwin has also raised money from organised events such as marathons, bake sales and quiz nights
Through their fundraising efforts the staff at Darwin have been able to fund multi-sensory equipment to support the sensory development of disabled children.
They have also been able to upgrade/maintain the SNAP children’s IT equipment so that the world of technology is completely accessible to children who require specialist equipment.
Darwin’s relationship with SNAP started in 2013 when Paul Kirby, CEO was introduced to the charity, following his daughter Marcia’s diagnosis with a rare chromosome disorder. In 2013, Kirby started fundraising by running the Silverstone half marathon, and has continued to raise money ever since, alongside all the staff at Darwin Recruitment.
Kirby says, “SNAP’s message is simple. If you have a child between 0-25 years who has any special need or disability and you live in Essex, then SNAP are there for you and your family. Marcia started life with a bit of a challenge but with help and support from SNAP she is making small but significant improvements.”
For the last 20 years, SNAP have been helping Essex families who have children aged 0-25 years with special needs and disabilities. The children and young people have a wide range of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, sensory impairments, speech and language difficulties and learning disabilities. SNAP’s aims are to inform, encourage and support parents, so that they can grow in strength and knowledge in order to become better equipped to give the best possible help to their children.
On Tuesday 8th December, Darwin will visit SNAP to donate a giant cheque to the charity. This will celebrate the money Darwin has raised for SNAP over the past few years.