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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Madissa Asgari. As the daughter of Skylarks’ charity founder, Anne-Marie Asgari, we would like to honour Madissa’s life by paying tribute to the difference she has made in her life. Our Tribute

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In Memory of Madissa Asgari MA, BA (Hons)

October 20, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our founders daughter, Madissa Asgari, who died unexpectedly on Friday 16th October.
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Our Super Online Raffle - Live now til 24th October

September 25, 2020
Buy a raffle ticket and you could win a custom superhero by Marvel and DC illustration, Prentis Rollins.
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Where to get help - emergency contacts in time of crisis

August 22, 2020
Where to get help - emergency contacts in time of crisis Helplines, phone numbers, text services and apps that you can use in a time of crisis
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Craft activities to do with your child(ren)

July 30, 2020
Susie's Cooped Up Craft Corner All Susie's ideas for arts and crafts activities from our weekly newsletters are gathered together in one place here. Lots of ideas for activities for you and your children to do during lockdown
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Information on other organisations Summer 2020

July 29, 2020
We have gathered together lots of things that are going on locally over the summer for children with additional needs and disabilities. We hope you will find this summary useful.
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Virtual thank you party - Through the Skylarks Keyhole

July 12, 2020
We were pleased to be able to entertain our volunteers at our virtual thank you party with this videoed team game. And now we would like to offer you the opportunity to go Through the Skylarks Keyhole too!
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LGSCO report on audit of SEND services in Richmond and Kingston

June 28, 2020
The LGSCO Audit Report is now in the public domain and was the front page of the Richmond and Twickenham Times on Friday The audit was discussed at the council’s Education and Children's Services Committee on 24th June Richmond Council has published a statement. Richmond Parent Carers Forum has published their response.
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Fundraising ideas and news during lockdown

May 28, 2020
A selection of fundraising news items from our weekly e-newsletters all gathered together in one place. Read on for news on how we have been fundraising during lockdown and for new ideas on future fundraising. Can you help us? You will also find some ideas of fundraising events that you could easily do from home. Skylarks is extremely grateful for all support, from families, local organisations and charities, schools, churches, PTA's, our corporate partners and many others.
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Self-care techniques and tips to use during lockdown

May 22, 2020
As parents of children with additional needs and disabilities, we rarely have time for ourselves or put our needs first. However, all parents need a little bit of time for themselves, otherwise we cannot keep on giving. You cannot pour from an empty vessel! So our therapists at Skylarks have put together some suggestions of how to give yourself a little breathing space, either when things seem overwhelming or as a regular preventative measure.
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Safeguarding at Skylarks and beyond

May 18, 2020
Safeguarding and child protection at Skylarks. How to keep your child safe online. We have updated our Safeguarding Policy to reflect the changed way we are operating during the Coronavirus closure. We have also included tips and guidelines for helping to keep your child safe onine.
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Information on other organisations May 2020

May 13, 2020
Newsletter sent 13th May 2020 with information on what other organisations are offering to families who have children with SEND. Useful advice, information and support for families.
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Haymarket raises £70k for charity partner Skylarks

May 10, 2020
Haymarket Media Group today announced they have raised over £70,000 for their charity partner, Skylarks.
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Skylarks online quiz evening! Saturday 9th May at 7pm

May 1, 2020
Skylarks online fundraising quiz evening by Zoom
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Skylarks Superheroes Come To The Rescue

April 12, 2020
Prentis Rollins creates new Skylarks Superheroes in our first ever comic strip addition against the evil CV-19.
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Skylarks CLOSED due to Coronavirus - but we are still ACTIVE!

March 17, 2020
All face-to-face services are suspended until further notice. However we are active ONLINE and by ZOOM
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Skylarks nominated for a National Diversity Award

February 25, 2020
Vote for Skylarks; https://nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/nominate/27233/
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Countryfile Live

February 2, 2020
Children from Skylarks (or Me too & Co as we were then) say "thank you" to viewers of Countryfile who raised money for BBC Children in Need
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Lululemon supports local charity

December 2, 2019
Skylarks are very pleased to announce that Lululemon London has chosen us as a charity to support during 2020 in Richmond upon Thames.
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Haymarket dedicated to supporting Skylarks

May 1, 2019
Haymarket Media (UK) and Twickenham-based charity partner Skylarks today officially announced their partnership, as part of Haymarket’s CSR programme.
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Skylarks Awarded Queens Award

June 15, 2018
Skylarks praised its volunteers after receiving the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
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Click on the Facebook posts below to read more about some of the wonderful children and families we support and the activities we get up to. You can keep up to date on all our regular activities by joining our growing community on social media;

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