WINGS was founded by a small group of parents of children with Special Needs. The group is based in Wombourne, South Staffordshire, and has a growing membership of parents/carers of children and adults with a wide variety of special needs in the South Staffs, Dudley and Wolverhampton areas.
They run a wide variety of evening, weekend and holiday play scheme activities for children which provide them with a social group and a sense of belonging, as well as stimulus in drama, music, art and physical exercise. Families benefit from the respite from a caring role as WINGS provides trained and volunteer staff for these sessions.
In addition the parents' support group offers opportunities to share ideas and experiences, someone to listen, someone to cry with let off steam or laugh with; and somewhere each child's individuality is celebrated and their differences aren't judged or a cause of embarrassment. Families are welcome at social fundraising events where they can interact in a relaxed and understanding atmosphere: some of their regular events include, bowling, Valentine's Discos and the Panto. For the last three years they have had a professional theatre company come and perform for us. The children helped to prepare the scenery for the productions and appeared on stage in the shows' finales.
FBC Manby Bowdler are proud to support this deserving local charity. It offers fantastic support to lots of children and their parents, and we know that by working with Energy Relief we can help them provide even more support and assistance to families in the area.
- Kim Carr - Managing Partner