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Small Steps, Putney – A Revisit

By May 22, 2011June 19th, 2014News, Small Steps, Uncategorized

small stepsKnowing that Small Steps has a year end of April I thought it was time to pop in for a cup of tea (and cake of course!) to see how fund raising was going and to meet some new little ones.  It was a “Birthday” day so it seemed right that they received a donation of £5,000!  We did agree that this was an expensive afternoon tea but as these pictures show we had fun!  Small Steps is very dear to my heart –they receive no statutory funding and need £250,000 a year to survive.  They do it – the parents are dedicated in their support and the staff team work tirelessly at fund raising at the same time as running the school.  They are going to visit the Peto Institute in Budapest next month, who specialise in conductive therapy for children with special needs so will be bringing further expertise home with them.

Small Steps is vital to the children who visit but also to the parents – this is what Anita said after I left:

“I’m so pleased that the parents continue to say good things about how important Small Steps is to them (note; no prompting from me). I am conscious that as we have become more established as a charity, it’s harder to promote the fact to parents that we function in the voluntary sector and reliant on all the fundraising/donations etc behind the scenes. Your visit prompted much debate amongst the parents present and once again it was agreed that you are a truly remarkable woman.”

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