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Thank You !
More thank yous are due; to the West Bay Shop for their very kind donation of £3,000 and to Alain Godon Ltd for their donation of £1,500. Thanks also to everyone donating to our collecting tins throughout the area. Full list on our Funding Support page.
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Thank You Everyone!
The Henry Smith Charity for giving us £18,600 over 2 years to fund our Family Support Worker, Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation donated £3,000 towards our Sports Club & WAHL (UK) Ltd donated £2,363.26 from being their charity for the past year!
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More Mini-bus Support
£1000 from Licensed Victuallers Association of Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay, £397 from the Wonky Parsnip Farm Shop, £675 from Paul Harris for doing TAB for TRAUMA, £500 from the Rotary Club of Hythe & £63 from Goldfinch Galleries, Whitstable.
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Mini bus short breaks
We are looking for support to continue running our mini bus short break service which will discontinue unless further funding secured. These children have a wide variety of additional needs which makes it challenging for them to access their local community without this support.

Our target is £20,000, currently we have raised £11,704, you can donate directly through the Just Giving link below. If you donate by other means, please specify Mini Bus Short Breaks, so it can be allocated to the correct fund. Thank you!
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A massive thank you
to everyone who has been raising money for our Winter Wonderland event. Burgess Hodgson Accountants have donated £6,869. Greenhill senior citizen club £800 Ladies Lions £400 and the Herne Bay Rotary £500.
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Very many thanks . . . .
to those raising money for our Mini-bus breaks; to Sharpers Hall Masonic Lodge for their donation of £1450, £340 from Daphne Kelk's quiz, £666 from Reach Out Gospel Choir and £324 from 3 Half Pints!
Meet the team !
Carrie Wood
Manager

Carrie Wood
. . . started SNAAP thirteen 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.
Natalie Simmons
Leisure Development Co-ordinator

Natalie Simmons
. . . has both personal and professional experience of a wide range of disabilities and issues that affect them and has worked for SNAAP for six years. Natalie has many roles, her main one being our Family Support Worker but she also runs our specialist Saturday Clubs and Summer Playschemes as well as many of our other clubs and activities such as sports club, mini-bus short breaks and youth holiday scheme.
Sarah Selby-Bird
Leisure Events Co-ordinator

Sarah Selby-Bird
. . . is our Leisure Events Co-ordinator, organsing all our school holiday activities and running our family days out. Sarah is a very friendly face for families and ensures everyone enjoys themselves. She also manages our volunteers and toy library.
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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