Last month, Daniel Reeves, took part in a gruelling challenge to raise money for Swings & Smiles. He undertook the ultimate test of stamina by competing in the Marathon Des Sables. In total, he ran 4 marathons and one ultra marathon in six days in the blistering heat of the Sahara Desert.


Sian commented: “Dan raised a staggering £7,422 and the money he raised will help us continue to support the families who come to Swings & Smiles and also give us the opportunity to reach out and support many more families who benefit from what we can offer. We receive no funding from our local authority and are totally reliant on the generosity of people like Dan. Well done and thank you Dan!”

Christmas Comes Early!

Our association with Downe House School goes back many years now and they have offered us support in so many different ways from volunteering to busking on the streets of Newbury.

The most recent support was when they presented us with a cheque for more than £1,000 as a result of their fundraising activities at their Christmas Fair. The Castle School, Riding for the Disabled and Mary Hare School also received support from Downe House.