HAPPY FACES

Welcome to Happy Faces Prudhoe !

Stronger Parents – Stronger Families Workshop

Tues – 3rd May @ 6.30pm, Spetchells Centre Prudhoe

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About Us

Happy Faces Prudhoe (HFP) is an inclusive group providing social activities for children who have additional needs, along with their siblings.

HFP was established in 2017 to support local children who often find it difficult to integrate into ‘mainstream’ activities and clubs.

We became a registered charity on 31st January 2018 (charity number 1176920) and are managed by a Board of Trustees and Charity Members.

We have a dedicated Youth Worker working alongside a dedicated team of parent volunteers (all DBS checked) for our Youth Club sessions.

We ask parents/carers, who are able to do so, to contribute via a monthly standing order payment as this allows us to focus on the children when they arrive at the sessions. Details can be obtained from the Happy Faces team.

The contributions helps immensely towards the costs of materials, refreshments for the children and venue costs and is gratefully received.

If you have any questions or would like to join us on any of the sessions, please contact us.

Look out for new events on our website and our public Facebook page.

Up to date information can also be found on our private Facebook group – Happy Faces Parents and Carers.

Join us on Mondays

Join our Monday youth club from 5pm until 6pm at the Methodist Church, West Road, Prudhoe.

Supervised session, Youth Worker led with Volunteer support.

Children who require 1:1 support may need to bring a supporting adult with them.

Join us on Wednesdays

from  5.15pm until 6.45pm at The Castle soft play (St Hilda’s Church, Stella Rd, Ryton, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 4NN)

Parents are required to supervise, and take responsibility for,  their children at this subsidised play session. Youth worker and youth play workers are in the soft play area to support play.

Youth Club

Alan Lamb Profile imageWe run a regular Monday evening Youth Club, at Prudhoe Methodist Club from 5pm until 6pm.  It is a chance for the children to participate in various fun games, crafts and cooking activities led by our Youth Worker, Alan, along with a dedicated group of volunteers.

We also host a Wednesday evening soft play at The Castle, Ryton.  Parents / Carers are required to stay and supervise their children at this session whilst, hopefully, getting a chance to grab a cuppa and chat to other parents and carers. Happy Faces do try to bring along some young play workers to help children to burn off some energy before bedtime. 

The average age of the children who attend our sessions is between 6 and 15 but if you have a child of a different age and think they would benefit from joining us, please contact us.

The Youth Club is on during term time (so long as we have sufficient adults to run the session safely. Up to date information on our sessions can always be found on our Private Facebook Group.

Happy Faces Youth Club is a not for profit community interest programme. As such we rely on charitable donations and parental contributions to run, however, we do keep our cost to parents at the absolute minimum.

We want our sessions to be as inclusive as possible, as such we ask parents and carers, who are able, to make a regular donation to support the ongoing activities of the club paid via Standing Order. If you’re not able to attend on a regular basis then a suggested donation of £3 per session (or £5 for both sessions in a week) would be welcomed. All funds raised goes towards paying for the session youth worker, materials, children refreshments and venue costs.

Holiday Activities

During the school holidays, we often organise adhoc activities and trips.  We have visited places like Whitehouse Farm, Beamish Museum and Light Water Valley as well as bigger trips including Cadbury Land and Warner Brothers Studios. In the past we have also organised holiday period additional sessions including dance, trampolining, climbing wall and multi-sports sessions.

We have plans for much more for the future so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for the latest information.

We’ll continue to share details of these as they come up – but the more people that take up the opportunities we are able to provide, the more likely it is that we can put on more.

If you have any ideas of things we could do as a group please let us know via our

contact us page or via Facebook.

News

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What do we do at Happy Faces

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What a fantastic summer !

What a fantastic summer !

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Lightwater Valley Trip

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On Saturday 11th August we are running a trip to Light Water Valley for children with Additional needs and their families. Tickets are £15 per head and includes bus transport from Prudhoe Front Street and the theme park entry. Booking forms can be found on the School...

Happy Faces is now a Registered Charity

Happy Faces is now a Registered Charity

It’s official, we are a registered charity. Which means lots more opportunities to raise funds, to have even better activities. It’s taken a while to get there but the tenacity of Angie and Amanda and close working with the team at Northumberland County Council has...

Latest News for the Happy Faces Youth Club

Latest News for the Happy Faces Youth Club

The Youth Club on a Monday evening is having a great start to 2018. We now have a pool table for the children to play with, and more toys and games are coming in all the time. Last week we were growing Cress (results to be seen tomorrow night) as well as making Fruit...

Brill time at Beamish !

Brill time at Beamish !

Many thanks to the Co-op Funeral care team who donated free tickets for Beamish Museum this weekend. Everyone who went had a fantastic time, despite the pretty cold weather. If you haven’t been to Beamish before it is definitely worth a visit – loads to do including...

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