Our players' charity of the year
Happy Days Children’s Charity provides day trips and short breaks to some of the UK’s most vulnerable families. Last year, we supported over 20,000 children with mental and physical disabilities, life limiting conditions, children who have been abused and young carers, but there are many more who still need our help. There are over 500,000 young people with special needs in the UK, many with severe health issues and life-limiting conditions. The physical, emotional and financial strain on families can be enormous, and a simple trip to the seaside or a day out can often be beyond their means.
At a time of economic uncertainty, cuts to care support and fears of unemployment, families who already struggle are facing even harder times, and these stresses and strains can tear families apart. Happy Days provides vital respite breaks for struggling families, as well as supporting local special needs groups such as schools, women’s refuges and young carers associations. We have been based in Luton for over 20 years, so have always made an extra effort to help vulnerable children on our doorstep, working closely with Luton’s Lady Zia Werner, Richmond Hill and Woodlands schools, as well as other disability support groups.
- 12 November 2015
Alex Lawless and Luke Wilkinson open a new, all-weather pitch at Weatherfield Academy in Dunstable