Special Friends Belper

There is a local charity near us, that I have talked about before. Click here to view a previous blog post about them. They are called Special Friends, and they are based in Belper, Derbyshire. Lily has done a number of different activities with them that she has really enjoyed. If you live in the Derbyshire area I highly recommend them. You can find more information at their website https://www.special-friends.co.uk/

Once again we go on the the current situation with Covid 19, as it dominates everything everyone is doing. Events that Lily would enjoy going to, which involve lots of other children, can’t be going ahead right now. Hopefully they can get back to business as usual when this is all over, and Lily gets one of her outlets back. Where she can just go and be a kid and mix with others, and not have the worry of Jack’s needs. Which sometimes do get in the way of what Lily wants to do, as much as we try not to let it.

A special friends surprise

Today a surprise came through the letter box for Lily. A plastic folder than had in side a certificate, a framed photograph and a couple of other things.

Special friends folder

It had been dropped off by the people at Special Friends. For them to be making the effort to do this at this time, speaks volumes for the people running it. I don’t know how many children they did it for, but I’m sure every one of them were just as pleased to see the folder as Lily was.

In these difficult times, it’s the gestures like this that keep you going. It really brightened up the day for Lily. She has started looking a bit down recently, but this and a couple of other things have certainly made her a lot happier. So a massive thank you to the people at Special Friends.

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6 thoughts on “Special Friends Belper

  • April 17, 2020 at 7:43 pm
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    That’s really awesome of them to drop that stuff off. It’s little things like that that makes this difficult situation bearable

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    • April 17, 2020 at 7:46 pm
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      It was a really lovely surprise 😀

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  • April 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm
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    That is so sweet and so kind of them. There is nothing quite like when someone does something special for your child. Like you said, it speaks volumes about the organization. Thanks for sharing!

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  • April 17, 2020 at 8:51 pm
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    Awe what a wonderful surprise! I am sure that brightened her day!

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  • April 17, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    What a wonderful surprise for Lily, I am glad it brightened her day up things definitely are strange just now and as much as we try and shield children from it they do pick up on things. Doing little things like this really does much such a big difference.

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