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Sponsor a SEND Child

We are fundraising to offer children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities 1.1 and group support by highly experienced and caring staff. Our support has been proven to increase mental and physical wellbeing and provide SEND children the opportunity to thrive in their lives.

Our fundraising target for 2024 - 2025:
is £20,000

We are fundraising to create an Emergency Access Fund for parents to refer their children for immediate support. Having listened to the feedback from parents, and identified the issues of extremely long wait times and gaps in specialist support in school and from statutory services, our aim is to be able to give an immediate 'YES' to a parent whose child would benefit from our specialist nature based therapeutic support


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Your £35 Donations

Could help fund the hire of a forest school site for the running of our 1:1 and group sessions


Your £65 Donations

£65 could help fund activity costs for our forest school sessions.


Your £260 Donations

£260 could help fund a day of 1.1 forest school with specialist support to help a child with Special Education Needs and Disabilities thrive in their life


ALL Your Donations

ALL your donations go towards supporting children and families thrive in their lives

Why we are Fundraising

The Challenges
Devon has more children requiring support for SEN than anywhere else in the UK. Special Education Needs encompasses a broad spectrum of social, emotional and mental mental health support needs, speech, language and communication needs, Autistic spectrum conditions and learning difficulties
The children and families we support are currently facing a wide range of challenges and obstacles to support including: child poverty, social isolation, long waiting lists to access mental health support, a lack of access to SEND support and outdoor education opportunities during school time and after school meaning many children are not receiving the support they need to thrive in their lives.
The Children we work with have the following support needs:
- High levels of trauma in children aged 4+
- Anxiety, depression, self harm and potential suicide or suicidal ideation in children as young as 5
- Child poverty and associated health inequalities
- Social Isolation and broken family ties
- Nature deficit disorder and a lack of access to free play or activities outside of school
Parents and carers regularly inform us of a lack of specialist support for children with Special education needs both in school, for those not able to engage at school, and beyond the classroom on weekends and school holidays and are continually asking for more of our support. Grant funders are often unwilling to fund term time activities leaving these children largely under-supported.

Our Solution: Wild Embers Emergency Access Fund

Emergency Access Fund

Your donations go directly towards our Emergency Access Fund, which is a pot of money ready to be allocated to provide the support to parents and their children who are not receiving adequate support from their school or local authority with an onus on providing a tailored support package which will support the child's holistic social development 


Our Solution
Wild Embers provides tailored nature based support to children with SEND delivered by highly qualified, experienced and caring staff with a combined experience of over 40 years in mental health and SEND support. This involves offering 1.1, 2:1 and group sessions to children with SEND at our beautiful forest school sites, where children are given dedicated therapeutic support. We have a strong track record of supporting to children to make meaningful and lasting change in their lives, with the following outcomes 

- Increased independence
- Increased social skills
- Improved physical well-being
- Improved mental well-being
- Strengthening of family ties
- Greater community cohesion.



“My boy has blossomed at Wild Embers, he loves it... I have noticed the confidence and interests he has on different topics; he learns best hands on and with his needs, he feels happier being in this environment, he’s never had a bad day its always been his best day ever."

Parent whose child attended Wild Adventurers Holiday Club 

Our Partners

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