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NEW ! VIRTUAL CLUBS
There are several clubs that we are taking online and here you can find the details of all the clubs that SNAAP are currently running during the lockdown of Covid-19. Please follow the link below for more details:
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Thank You !
Many thanks once again to our many generous donors; Bambinoes £2000, Chestfield & Sharpers Hall Lodge £200, NCS Canterbury £947, a group of Stagecoach South East employees did a Tough Mudder Course and raised £2027, service user Lily Jell raised £344 by growing her hair & cutting it for the Little Princess Trust and then together with her brother Alfie they raised another £400 by doing a raffle. Also thanks to Heron Angling Society for £1115 and also to Born Anxious who regularly donate £20 a month.
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Thank You !
To RG Hills Charitable Trust supporting Buzz Club with £3,000, Global's Make Some Noise for funding 2 years of Stay & Play and family days out, Euromonitor for supporting Sports Club with £5k donation, The Mary Sheridan Charity for providing much needed funding for our new Community Share scheme and SNAAP-EY's and Team SNAAP for all the fundraising they do to help keep SNAAP going. Also Whitstable Tennis Club for their donation of £205 from their quiz night,
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NEW ! SNAAP-EYS
SNAAP-EYS is a new baby and toddler group for children with additional needs meeting at Windchimes on term-time Wednesdays mornings from 10-11am. Please follow the link below for more details:
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Short Breaks Service
SNAAP delivers two programmes for our Short Breaks Service for disabled children and young people in Kent. They offer a safe social group setting whilst giving parents and carers a short break. The schemes are for children aged 8-18 who have profound, severe or complex needs and run from Windchimes, Hawkinge and Sittingbourne.
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To the Bay Running shop for their continued support and raising another £567 towards our Winter Wonderland. Also many thanks to Bambinoes for another generous donation of £1,500. We are also delighted to announce that this year's Lady Mayoress of Canterbury has chosen SNAAP to be one of their charities. We look forward to being part of their fundraising team this year.
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Thank You !
Many thanks once more; to Bay Running Shop for 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 & £400 from a sausage sizzle, 6th Whitstable Scouts Group for raising £400, New Ash Players £500, Graystone Lodge £375, Bambinoes £1500, Newport Court £190 & Seaside Shop £2400.
Meet the team !
Carrie Wood
Manager

Carrie Wood
. . . started SNAAP seventeen 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. Carrie is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead and has overall responsibility for ensuring the safety of our staff and families, ensures policies and procedures are up to date and adhered to and reports concerns to the board of trustees.
Sarah Selby-Bird
Family Support Worker

Sarah Selby-Bird
. . . has worked for SNAAP since 2015, initially as our Leisure Events Coordinator but now as our Family Support Worker. 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 or can request a home visit. Sarah is also the Designated Safeguarding Officer and is the first point of contact for staff, children and parents to report any concerns. She can be contacted on 01227 367555 or email support@snaap.org.uk.
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Leisure Development Co-ordinator

Kerry Crane
. . . before joining us in 2018, Kerry worked as a Manager in the care industry for 18 years so brings great experience with her. She plans all our days out during school holidays, as well as organising activities like Winter Wonderland.
Natalie Harris
Senior Play Support Lead

Natalie Harris
. . . Natalie started working for us as a Play Support Worker before taking on the role of Lead. Natalie leads all our clubs including Youth clubs and WASPS as well as our Specialist schemes. She is also in the office during the week helping with planning.
Sam Harmison
Finance and Administration Officer

Sam Harmison
. . . Sam has been with us since 2013 and is an integral part of the team. When she is not doing our Accounts, she is keeping the office running by helping us all with our admin.
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.
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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.
Cally Vaile


Cally Vaile
I had a long career in the NHS, as a nurse, health visitor, community health services manager and finally as Commissioner for Child Health Service for East Kent. Since retirement, I have chaired a KCC Adoption Panel, and been an independent member of a Foster Panel. As a young Mum, I was a founder member of 'Contacts', a charity which provided support for disabled children and their families in this area. This experience impacted very positively on my professional life, and subsequently a respect and interest in the work of SNAAP. For 'leisure' I love all things 'arty', and have just retired as Chair of The Arts Society Sandwich. I am of course a devoted Granny and cherish being part of the lives of three lively teenage grand children. I hope I can contribute in a small way to the essential and valuable work of SNAAP.
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