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This page was updated on 22d February 2017

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WYAMS
(posted 22nd February 20
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Last year WYAMs (West Yorkshire Advanced Motorcyclists) very kindly chose to support us for a second year as their charity of the year. Throughout 2016 they held various fundraising events and had generous donations from organisations they work with. 

I was invited to their AGM a couple of weeks ago to receive the cheque, they hadn't told me before the meeting how much they had raised so I was absolutely blown away by the jaw dropping cheque they presented to me of £3369.19!!!! The members themselves were shocked by how well they had done. I believe this is the most they've ever raised for a charity in a year.

We are so so grateful for their support and generosity. We've already decided that a chunk of the money will be going towards putting on more music sessions. We currently hold them fortnightly but thanks to this donation we will be able to have them weekly, which will be fantastic as the children benefit greatly and really enjoy the sessions with Helen from Mini Maestros.

We are hoping to later in the year set up a Sibling Saturday Club, which would meet initially once a month but may increase as the demand dictates. At the Laila Milly Foundation, we are about supporting the family as a whole, as we know the whole family is affected when their is a child with additional medical, physical or learning needs.

 


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We want to offer a place for siblings, not only those who attend our centre but to others in the area too, where they can come and play/socialise with other children who know what it's like to have a poorly brother or sister. An outlet for them to talk about their feelings or to just have some fun! 

So thanks to WYAMs the remaining money will go towards helping set this up.

Thank you once again for your incredible support WYAMs xx

Maya and all at the Laila Milly Foundation x

Happy New Year
(posted 13th January 2017)

Welcome to a brand new year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you all soon. After a nice break we're all refreshed and ready to go! 

If you have a child 5 and under with additional needs (you don't need to have had a diagnosis and you can self refer) please either get in touch on 07846 986405, email maya.mccormack@lailamillyfoundation.org.uk or feel free to pop along to the centre to take a look around.

We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am to 4pm 

We are in the process of setting up some new sessions in the next month so please keep an eye out to see if there's any sessions in particular your child might enjoy. So far we have Helen from Mini Maestros (a fantastic music class) joining us fortnightly on a Wednesday morning at 10am starting this Wednesday 11th Jan. 

We are based at 75a Kirkby Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract WF9 4AS. We are directly behind McCormack Opticians.

See you soon, 

Maya xxxx

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And Finally
(posted 22nd December)

What a way to end the year. Yesterday (December 21st) I received a lovely phonecall from Dean Morgan at Wickes Distribution in Wakefield. They asked us to come down to the warehouse as they had a donation for us. So Steve, Reuben and I went along this morning to meet Dean and some of his collegues, as you can see in the picture the warehouse is looking pretty empty. That's because the warehouse is closing at the end of the month and all the guys pictured plus at least 100 more staff have all been made redundant. The money that these guys have generously donated is from their Sports and Social fund, money that they have put in over the year and income generated via vending machines on site etc. We were absolutely blown away by the fact that despite what they are going through they thought of supporting a local charity, our charity that would benefit from this money.

 

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Today we received a cheque for a staggering £1,500!!! We are truly humbled and cannot thank these lovely people for choosing to support us. This money will go towards setting up a new project next year.

Thank you so much staff at Wickes Distribution Wakefield, you really are our Christmas Angels! We wish you all the best for the New Year xxx

Merry Christmas Everyone
(posted 22nd December)

Wow what a fundraising week it's been! We've added up all the donations from our Christmas Jumper day and also from some of you lovelies who've very kindly donated in place of sending Christmas cards.....

You guys raised an incredible £300.50!

Of which the lovely staff at B&M bargains in Hemsworth raised £53 and the wonderful staff at Tilsatec (pictured right) raised a fantastic £125.50!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We'd also like to thank B&M in Hemsworth for allowing some of our parents to do some festive bag packing this week raising a whopping £330 thanks to their generous customers.

And finally a great big thank you to all our wonderful supporters, not only this Christmas but throughout the year, we really couldn't survive and provide the services we do without your support, whether it's financial, raising awareness of our charity or volunteering your time.

 

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 Our centre has been open for over 2 years now and is going from strength to strength but only thanks to you guys. Thank you so much and we would be delighted if you would be able to continue supporting us in whatever way you can.... we have big plans for next year!!

Much love and thanks as always,

Maya and all our Laila Milly families xx

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all xxx

Laila Millly Foundation Rock'n'Roll Ball
(posted 28th November)

What a great time we all had at our Rock'n'Roll Ball earlier this month. You all looked fantastic. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket or helped on the night. We're still gathering in the auction money so we'll let you know the final figure raised as soon as we can. 

Maya xx

 

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Darrington Village Field Trust
(posted 16th November)


I visited the Darrington Village Field Trust on 15th November to be presented with a cheque for £600 which we received as one of 3 charities to benefit from the profits from this year's Darrington 5 Mile Run in June.

Here I am being presented with the cheque by John Hoyle, Chair of the Darrington Village Field Trust. 

Maya xx

 

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***Opening Times for 2017***

Our days and groups are as follows:

Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
9.30-11.30am New Story Session
1-2.30pm Sensory Play

Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
9.30-11.30am Stay and Play
1-2.30pm Stay and Play

Friday: 12.30-4pm
12.30-2.30pm Sensory Play

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays the centre is open from 9.30am-3.30pm so you can drop in anytime and inbetween the groups if you'd like to use the sensory room

On Fridays we are open 12.30-4pm (again, if you can't make the group you are welcome to come after until 4pm)

All our groups are drop in, there's no need to book beforehand, but our Friday afternoon session is usually full.

We are really looking forward to welcoming new families! If you have a child aged 0-5 with aditional complex health or learning needs, please get in touch, or pop along to any of our sessions.

Maya xxxx

 
 

 

Take the first step

enquiries@lailamillyfoundation.org.uk Registered charity No. 1137737

Head Office
75a Kirkby Road
Hemsworth
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF9 4AS

Tuesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
9.30-11.30am New Story Session
1-2.30pm Sensory Play

Wednesday: 9.30am-3.30pm
9.30-11.30am Stay and Play
1-2.30pm Stay and Play

Friday: 12.30-4pm
12.30-2.30pm Sensory Play

 
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