There are many ways that you can support
Parenting Special Children


Business and Corporate Support

Partnering with Parenting Special Children is a fantastic way for your business to give back to the local community. We are a Berkshire charity looking to raise our annual target of £250,000. Business and corporate support is vital in helping us to help over 2500 families whose children have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) each year.


Parenting Special Children Partnership

How we can support you and your employees: 

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Research has shown that donating to charity is good for employee morale, gives your employees the ‘feel good factor’ whilst exploring the tax deduction opportunity for your business. 
  • Social Media We will publicize our partnership through our fundraising newsletters and social media. 
  • Support for your employees A high percentage of your team will either know a family member or be a parent of a child with special needs. We can offer bespoke workshops helping your employees to understand their child’s diagnosis, giving practical knowledge and strategies to improve family life. A percentage of your employees will have a diagnosis of their own, we can offer awareness sessions for ADHD, Sensory Processing and Autism helping to promote understanding within your teams. 


How your business can help us: 

  • Adopt Parenting Special Children as your charity of the year, we can help with fundraising ideas from quizzes, cake bakes to inter office friendly competitions. We also hold an annual ball, a chance to buy a table for your team and/or customers, or sponsor part of the evening. 
  • Challenge your team, climb the 3 peaks, run a half marathon or cycle from Reading to Brighton. Your team will bond whilst raising money through sponsorship and awareness of the issues facing families whose children have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  
  • Offer items or vouchers for a raffle or to use on a fundraising stall.
  • Utilize your volunteering hours to upskill/support our staff team and volunteers. We are particularly interested in marketing skills and graphic design.
  • Donate to our Covid-19 appeals
Parenting Special Children ‘Do It Your Way’ Challenge

The concept is simple, you can take part in whatever way works for you! We passionately believe in Inclusion so we felt it was important to run a challenge where everyone can take part in helping us raise vital funds for our new Family Support Project.

Your ‘Do it My Way’ can be in the form of a sponsored event or a single donation


Info and inspiration
Gaming Marathon * Cake Bake * Running * Walking * Cycle * Hop * Skip * Jump * Special Interest * Sponsored silence * Exercise challenge * Stair Climbing * Quiz * Cheese & Wine Evening * Murder Mystery Night * Bingo *Craft Making * Music Night * Cooking * Book night *


The challenge will run from Friday 20th November to Sunday 6th December 2020.

Promotion on Social Media

We would like to say ‘thank you’ for participating, send us a video of you ‘Doing it Your Way’ for us to share/tag on social media.

Donating your money

Here’s the good bit! The challenge is part of our Big Give Christmas Campaign, if we reach our target of £3250 your donation will be doubled by secured pledge promises and champion funding. Donations will only be doubled to money donated during Giving week 1st – 8th December.


Together we can support vulnerable families and transform lives

Join us, end the year on a high, for more info contact



Community Fundraising

We are taking part in the Reading Community Lottery. Please choose Parenting Special Children as your cause, good luck!




During Covid-19 our community supporters, like Reading Roadrunners, have used innovative ways such as virtual relays, quizzes, rainbow colour runs, and find the letter runs to raise over £5,000 since March. Thank you to all our community supporters and Reading Roadrunners! We also hold an annual fundraising ball in November.


Post Covid-19 Challenges 

Could you walk, run, jump out of a plane, or take on an Ultra Challenge for Parenting Special Children? 






Parenting Special Children rely on the support of our wonderful fundraising volunteers to help with stalls at community events. Not only do we raise vital funds but also the profile of the charity in the local community. We are always looking for more supporters with new ideas! 

For more information contact



Every donation helps us to reach our target of £250,000. Last year we supported 2581 families; from March to Mid-June during the Covid-19 crisis we have supported 1004 families through our Helpline,  Workshops, One to One online help, Sleep Clinics including assessment and individual child sleep plan and support groups. 

There are several ways to donate including a one off donation or a monthly subscription. Donations to The Good Exchange can be match funded and Gift Aid added.

What your gift could provide:

£10 – A course Handbook for a family

£25 – One to One direct support for a family via our Helpline

£75 – Cost of a parent/carer attending a sleep workshop 

£100 – 2 family sessions with a PSC Professional Practitioner


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Help local families, give back to your local community, support Parenting Special Children and make a positive life changing difference to a vulnerable family.


Thank you to all our supporters
































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