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Thank You !
Many thanks once more to so many people for your fund raising; to Bay Running Shop for their continued support of SNAAP, being part of team SNAAP and raising £760 towards our Sports Club as well as Sarah Selby-Bird for raising nearly £500 doing a half marathon and £400 from a sausage sizzle, 6th Whitstable Scouts Group for raising £400, New Ash Players £500, Graystone Lodge £375, Bambinoes £1500, Newport Court £190 and Seaside Shop £2400.
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Thank You !
Many thanks once again to so many people; The Whitstable Lions £1,000, Whitstable Yarn Bombers £485.17, Chestfield Lodge £300, St. Bartholomews Church £79.52, a very big thank you to two of our families who raised money for us by putting Christmas lights outside their homes; Ben Thompson's family raised £173.80 and Miles Rogers' family raised £644, Rotary Club of Sandwich £400, £444 from Nationwide Building Society in Herne Bay and £2,000 from the Dog and Duck Inn at Plucks Gutter.
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Thank You !
Whitstable Outdoor Film Festival raised £1025, Girlings Solicitors £200, Barton Court Academy Trust for raising £1850, Helen Smith for raising £84 from a coffee morning, Quite Contrary raised £70, Thursday Darts League donated £500, St Bartholomews Church £386, Bambinoes Charity Shop £1,500 (and thank you for your continued support), Heron Angling Society raised £1200 and thank you for their continued support. Thank you to Herne Bay FC for donating 2 PS4 games for our youth club & Waitrose Canterbury for donating food and decorations to our Halloween Party.
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Thank You !
Henry Smith for our grant for £6720 towards our family support service, Eleanor Wyles, Wingham Fisheries, Jessica Delo, Seaside Shop for their donation of £2,800 and Bambinoes for their donation of £1,500.
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Thank You to everyone!
Following the sad loss of their son, David, Mr & Mrs Thorman asked for donations to SNAAP. From The Ardea Lodge, also to Mrs Biddlecombe for her donation following the sad loss of her husband Keith and to the Rotary club of Chestfield. We wish Craig Rouse luck in his challenge of doing 1000k in a year, follow link to donate.
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Meet the team !
Carrie Wood
Manager

Carrie Wood
. . . started SNAAP fifteen years ago and is responsible for the day to day running of SNAAP including developing new services for our families and can be contacted to discuss any concerns, fundraising ideas or services you would like to see.
Sarah Selby-Bird
Family Support Worker

Sarah Selby-Bird
. . . has worked for SNAAP for 3 years as our Leisure Events Coordinator, and has recently take over this role from Natalie. Parents and carers can seek advice from Sarah at the weekly Stay and Play sessions and at the monthly drop-in sessions at Whitstable Umbrella Centre. Sarah is well known to families from her previous role and is already providing a great service..
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Leisure Development Co-ordinator

Kerry Crane
. . . is our newest member of the team and starts in time for the summer. She is going to make a great addition to the team as has worked in the care industry for 18 years and her role will be planning fun days out during school holidays, as well as organising activities like Winter Wonderland.
Natalie Harris
Play Support Leader

Natalie Harris
. . . has worked for SNAAP for 3 years as a Play Support Worker and recently became on of our Play Support Leaders. Natalie leads both our youth clubs and sports club as well as our Specialist schemes. She is also in the office during the week helping with planning.
Georgia Twohill
Play Support Lead

Georgia Twohill
. . . started as a volunteer at out Youth Club before being employed as a Play Support Worker, and recently has been promoted to Play Support Lead and leads our Specialist Scheme
Trustees
Our Management Committee consists of a balanced mix of parents of children with a range of disabilities and members of both the statutory and voluntary sectors with experience in health, social services and education.
Stephanie Swan
Chair

Stephanie Swan
Stephanie was appointed a trustee in 2011 and became Chair of the Board in November 2011. Prior to this she had provided business support and advice to the Board since summer 2010. Stephanie has more than 30 years experience in public administration. She left the Mayor of London’s City Hall in 2009 where she had been director of finance and administration for the Greater London Authority’s Policy and Partnerships Directorate for nine years. Previously she was director of finance and administration for the London Research Centre and held senior roles in the Inner London Education Authority and the Greater London Council. Currently, she is director of finance and administration and company secretary at The London Pathway – a new charity working to change the way homeless and other socially excluded people are treated in the health service, and is a governor at Thanet College and a member of its Audit Committee.

She was born and has lived in East Kent all her life.
Vanessa Oakes
Vice Chair

Vanessa Oakes
Vanessa is an active member of her local community, supporting many disability causes. These include being a school governor of a local special needs school with responsibility for training and development, chair of the PTFA committee and leader of an autism support group, FLAG. She also sits on a number of smaller committees representing parents of disabled children. Vanessa has two sons with autism. She has a BA(Hons) degree in business studies and marketing.
Gordon Johnson


Gordon Johnson
Gordon has been the owner of Mr Snips Gentleman’s Hairdressers in Tankerton since 1977 and a member of the Rotary Club of Whitstable since 1996, becoming its President in 2002. He is very involved in the town, being a member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, an advocate for the Canterbury Advocacy Project and a Governor at The Community College, Whitstable. He believes it is not enough just to have a business in the Town, you must give something back, especially to the youth of the Town for they are the future.
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Tracey Becker
Tracey was the Treasurer of The Lady Mayoress Charity and through this became enthused by our work. We were delighted when she joined our board this year. Tracey lives in Herne Bay and is an Accountant at Kreston Reeves.
Alan


Alan Newton
Having had a rewarding career in finance and corporate governance, I was invited to see at close hand the work being done at SNAAP, which provides support to a vulnerable section of our society. As well as utilising my skills to promote and enhance its corporate governance and accounting reporting, I am looking forward to developing my personal skills for the benefit of the charity.
Petra


Petra Rouse
Petra is a qualified teacher with professional experience of Special Needs within Mainstream Schools, currently running her own Early Years childcare business. She is a regular attendee of SNAAP activities with her two sons, both who have ASD and additional needs. She has a passion for supporting both children and their families, is keen to learn about disabilities and needs away from her own personal experience, and aims to be the parent voice.
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SNAAP is a private company limited by guarantee incorporated in England & Wales with registration number 06800689 whose registered office address is Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6DS and is a charity registered with number 1130149.
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