SpecialEffect is the only specialist charity in the world that focuses primarily on providing cutting edge technology to enable both severely disabled children and adults to get much more out of life by playing, competing and having fun with friends and family – from injured soldiers to young disabled people who can’t play any other way, whether they are in a hospital, hospice, rehabilitation centre or at home.
They work closely with individuals by assessing their needs and abilities before selecting, adapting and loaning equipment that will give them access to games and other computer-based leisure activities. They also run games roadshows for disability organisations to raise awareness of equipment solutions and adaptations.
But they’re not just doing it for the sake of fun. By giving disabled people the means to participate, they’re kick-starting rehabilitation, inclusion, self-esteem and, most importantly, quality of life.
The charity is entirely funded from donations and does not charge for any of its services or equipment.
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Tel: 01608 810055
Reg. Charity No: 1121004
Towpath fundraisers in saddlesore success
"One very sore bum" was how David Parish described the aftermath of his epic sponsored cycle ride from Reading to Bristol along the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal.
David and two intrepid friends battered and bounced over 100 miles in two days on their way to raising nearly £400 for SpecialEffect.
"I maybe should have taken it a bit more seriously and done more than a single 20 mile training ride," said a rueful David.
Huge thanks to the trio for their efforts, who raised the money for us through our partnership with Reading RFC, who have generously appointed us as a chosen charity this season.
Below: Post-grind smiles in Bath