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What does it take to run the Centre?

The Heathrow Special Needs Centre is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities and special needs, providing a nurturing space where everyone is welcome to visit our animals free of charge. As a registered charity, we rely entirely on donations and grants to keep our doors open, as we receive no core funding from the council.

Running our centre costs about £75,000 per year, covering everything from veterinary care to maintenance of animal enclosures to ensure our animals live safely and comfortably. These costs also include the feeding of our goats, pigs, and chickens, as well as necessary services such as farrier care for our equines.

Annual Running Costs

During these challenging times, your support is more crucial than ever. Whether you can make a financial contribution or donate items like vegetables for animal care, non-bio washing tablets, or garden tools, every little bit helps us continue our mission.

Here are some specific ways your donation can make a difference:

  • £15 per week feeds the goats.

  • £40 per month nourishes our pigs.

  • £10 per week cares for our chickens.

  • £125 per month covers our farrier services.

  • £110 covers the cost of one week’s animal feed.

Please consider reaching into your pocket to support the Heathrow Special Needs Centre. Your generosity will help us maintain this vital community resource and improve the lives of those we serve. Your contributions, both monetary and in-kind, are greatly appreciated.

hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday's 10am till 12.30pm
Wednesday's 10am till 1.30pm

address

Heathrow Special Needs Centre
Bath Road, Longford
Middlesex, UB7 0EF

Email

info@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org

Phone

01753 680330

Testimonials

Michael Jensen (Visitor with Cerebral Palsy)

Visiting Heathrow Special Needs Centre has been a life-changing experience for me. The non-weight bearing activities have helped me improve my balance and coordination significantly. The staff’s dedication and the calming presence of the animals make each visit something I look forward to.

Michael Jensen (Visitor with Cerebral Palsy)
03/09/18

Susan O’Neill (Carer of a young adult with Autism)

The varied session content at the centre has been a godsend for my son, who struggles with severe autism. Seeing him engage with the farm animals and slowly open up has been deeply moving. His communication has improved, and so has his happiness.

Susan O'Neill (Carer of a young adult with Autism)
22/04/19

Emma Bradford (Visitor with Down’s Syndrome)

“I love coming to the Heathrow Centre because it makes me feel strong and happy. The animals are my friends, and I’ve learned so much about taking care of them. It’s a place where I can be myself and feel proud of what I can do.”

Emma Bradford (Visitor with Down's Syndrome)
14/05/20

James Harrow (Visitor recovering from a stroke)

After my stroke, I thought my active days were over. But the Heathrow Special Needs Centre gave me a new lease on life. Working in the gardens and interacting with the animals has helped me regain much of my lost mobility and confidence.

James Harrow (Visitor recovering from a stroke)
13/07/20

Daniel Kim (Carer of a visitor with multiple learning disabilities)

The centre’s approach to therapeutic and educational activities is incredible. My brother has multiple learning disabilities, and the structured yet flexible activities here have brought a noticeable improvement in his physical and mental health.

Daniel Kim (Carer of a visitor with multiple learning disabilities)
27/03/22

Robert Clarke (Visitor with profound physical disabilities)

Every visit to the Heathrow Special Needs Centre offers me a sense of freedom that’s rare to find elsewhere. Despite my profound disabilities, the staff and volunteers make sure I’m included in all activities, helping me maintain my mobility and spirit.

Robert Clarke (Visitor with profound physical disabilities)
08/06/23

Lisa Wong (Visitor with ADHD)

As someone with ADHD, it’s hard to find activities that hold my attention and help me relax. The Heathrow Special Needs Centre has been that place for me. The animal-assisted activities keep me engaged and have greatly improved my focus and self-esteem.

Lisa Wong (Visitor with ADHD)
03/09/23

Projected Costs for £2024

Still fundraising for 2024 needed

Supporting our charity in 2024 means contributing to essential projects that ensure the well-being of those we care for. Here’s a breakdown of our primary expenses for the coming year:

  • Energy Costs: A significant rise to £7500 from £2770 in 2022

  • Animal Health & Veterinary Care: £4800 to maintain the health of our animals

  • Farrier Services: £1600 for hoof care and maintenance

  • Annual Feed: £5800 to nourish and sustail

  • Insurance: £9300 for necessary protection and coverage

Are You Ready for a Challenge?

Whether you're a thrill-seeker ready to skydive or a marathon enthusiast, you can make your adventurous spirit count by fundraising for our cause. Let us know about your daring plans, and we'll cheer you on via social media while sending best wishes from our beloved animals!

Multiple Ways to Make a Difference:

  1. Visit & Donate: Enhance your visits by making a donation each time.
  2. One-off Online Donations: Use platforms like Just Giving or CAF for quick and secure contributions.
  3. Become a Monthly Donor: Establish a lasting impact by signing up for regular contributions through Just Giving.
  4. Mail a Cheque: Send your support directly to Heathrow Special Needs Centre, Bath Road, Longford, Middlesex, UB7 0EF.
  5. Bank Transfer:
    1. Account Name: Heathrow Special Needs Centre
    2. Sort Code: 77-49-18
    3. Account Number: 77526060

Every donation, big or small, helps us meet these crucial costs and continue our vital work. Thank you for considering a contribution to support our efforts in 2024!

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    hours

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday's
       - 10am till 12.30pm
    Wednesday's 10am till 1.30pm

    Address

    Heathrow Special Needs Centre, Bath Road, Longford, Middlesex, UB7 0EF

    Email

    info@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org

    Phone

    01753 680330

    ACTIVITIES

    • Horse Riding
    • Animal Care & Management
    • Horticulture - Gardening
    • Work Experience
    • Not for Profit Tea Room
    • Community Hub
    • Organic Vegetables
    • Sensory Garden
    • Nature Area

    FEE's & CHARGES:

    • Free: On site parking
    • Free: Admission to the centre
    • Free: To visit the animals
    • Free: To take part in animal care and farm activities
    • Free: To take part in gardening and horticulture activities
    • Free: Work experience placements

    Charity Commision UK Registration Number #1155421 Heathrow Special Needs Centre