"In the holidays, we were always hearing our friends with kids with additional needs saying 'I just need a bit more time'."
LS29 Time is being set up by Tanya, Jenny and Jane on behalf of the LS29 Special Needs Support Group, a thriving charity for families in the Ilkley area.
We are all members of LS29 and have children with additional needs ourselves in local special schools, so we know how challenging the holidays can be for both children and care-givers.
As parents and carers we need respite time to work, get on with chores, and to give some attention to our children without disabilities.
Our children also need time – to spend away from the family home and mix with friends. But this can be difficult to organise if they travel to schools a long way away so don’t have a local peer group, or if they struggle with busy, mainstream holiday childcare settings.
So we started fundraising to try to solve the problem, at least a little bit.