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Activities and News from other organisations

June 13, 2024
Get the latest info and updates from other organisations.
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Skylarks mentor makes final of The Piano

June 3, 2024
Good luck to Michael Howell in the finals of the hit Channel 4 series; ‘The Piano.’
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Skylarks Charity finalist in National Learning Disability & Autism Awards

May 28, 2024
Skylarks Charity has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Positive Behaviour category at this year’s National Learning Disability & Autism Awards.
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Thank you to Currie Motors

May 22, 2024
All the fun of the Fair on Richmond Green
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Career Coaching Programme - Spread Your Wings For Young People

May 20, 2024
We're pleased share news about our new careers coaching programme.
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Every day is "Take your son and daughter to work day" at Skylarks

April 25, 2024
Today is take your son and daughter to work day. At Skylarks, we always focus on our children and helping the next generation into employment.
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Counsellors needed for Off The Record

March 28, 2024
Opportunity for a professional counsellor to work with children with additional needs
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We're recruiting - Head of Fundraising and Play Session Leader

February 8, 2024
It’s an exciting time to join our team as we look to spread our wings, expanding to deliver to more families across the surrounding boroughs. Skylarks has continued to grow significantly, with a 30% year on year increase in the number of services we deliver. We believe in innovating and adapting our services depending on the needs of our families. We have a small but inclusive and dedicated team and are looking to add exciting new members.
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We are looking for new Trustees for our Board of Directors

February 7, 2024
Your opportunity to guide and contribute to an award-winning organisation dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of local children with additional needs and their families.
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We are recruiting Employability Trainers

October 12, 2023
Could you deliver employability workshops to young people with SEND?
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Record-breaking return of the Richmond May Ball on Richmond Green, raising over £100,000 to support local charities

May 18, 2023
The Richmond May Ball returned to the green after a three-year break. Skylarks and Homestart Richmond staff and volunteers enjoyed a memorable night for the charities as joint beneficiaries.
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General information on other organisations

April 27, 2023
Find out more about other organisations including support groups and resources for parents and carers.
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Skylarks partners with new charity Neurodiversity in Business

September 27, 2022
Skylarks are pleased to announce our partnership with new fast growing charity Neurodiversity in Business.
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We've been shortlisted!

September 20, 2022
Skylarks are immensely proud and grateful to have been nominated for the Children and Young People's Care Awards 2022.
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A big thank you to Stowe Family Law Richmond

March 21, 2022
Skylarks is incredibly grateful to Stowe Family Law Richmond for their recent donation of £250. Support such as this from local businesses is so important to Skylarks and makes a big difference to our work supporting children with additional needs and disabilities, along with their families.
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Go the extra mile for Skylarks this year

February 14, 2022
This year we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with fundraising, are you up for the challenge?
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February 14, 2022
Volunteers wanted! Could you help at some evening events? Skylarks is kindly invited to fundraise at awards events run by our corporate partner, Haymarket Media.
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Highlights from this year

December 8, 2021
A look back at the last year including some of our highlights
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Managing Director of Skylarks elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

November 8, 2021
Aaron Guiver, Managing Director of Skylarks, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, known more formally as the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
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Skylarks Scoops Up a Win at the National Diversity Awards

September 20, 2021
Skylarks is honoured to be awarded the Community Organisation for Age at the National Diversity Awards 2020.
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Superforce 15

July 26, 2021
Meet our Superforce 15! Three remarkable young people are fundraising for Skylarks' 15th birthday and you can help them on their mission.
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Skylarks Comic #4 - Meet the Volunteers

June 1, 2021
Meet our new recruits to our Skylarks Supers our Volunteers. Celebrating volunteers week 2021
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Skylarks awarded Social Care Award 2021

April 29, 2021
Skylarks Wins Best Additional Needs Support NPO in South West London at the GHP Social Care Awards - 2021
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Welcoming our new Managing Director

January 11, 2021
Skylarks has moved to appoint its first Managing Director at the charity.
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Skylarks - A Christmas Carol

December 15, 2020
Our Supers bid farewell to 2020 and teach that nasty CV villain a thing or two about what Christmas is really all about
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SEND Advice Service - Workshops for parents

November 19, 2020
At Skylarks we aim to relieve the stress that parent-carers are under by giving them the tools they need to advocate for their child. We are pleased to be able to announce a new service for our families.
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Skylarks Shortlisted For An Award!

November 11, 2020
Skylarks is very proud to be recognised as one of the Top 4 Community Organisations at the BAPS Awards 2020.
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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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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 updated our Safeguarding Policy to reflect the way we operated 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 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 nominated for a National Diversity Award

February 25, 2020
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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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