Louie’s Helping Hands charity needs your help with Christmas wish list

Items on the wish list

Louie’s Helping Hands, which supports youngsters with disabilities by providing therapies including hydrotherapy, horse riding and art and music sessions, has launched a Christmas wish list.

The charity is linked with The Llewellyn School and Nursery which is currently building a new specialist school at Quex Estate.

The school is run by Sara and Philip Llewellyn and currently based at their home in Westbook.

Sara set up the school to provide education for her son Louie and other children in a similar situation after the closure of the Royal School for the Deaf in December 2015.

Louie enjoying crafts fun

Demand for places has become so great that a new build at Quex is now taking place thanks to many generous donations and continued fundraising.

The premises in Margate caters for 14 children with 10 members of staff. The new school at Quex will initially take 20 children and have 15 staff. After a period of 5 years a phase 2 would be considered which would involve the addition of further classrooms.

Anthony Curwen the managing director of Quex Park, offered Sara a plot of land to build the school and planning permission was granted in February.

This Christmas the charity has decided to make a wish list in a bid to make the festive season

extra special for Llewellyn school children and their siblings.

A spokesperson said: “We have seven children at the school and nursery, making approximately 15 all together with siblings.

“All the items on the list are for either giving for the children directly as gifts and to go in Christmas eve boxes or for decorations that we can use to turn our current school into a mini sensory grotto for the last week of term.

“We also want to make a sensory Christmas party for the children and needs decorations, trees lights and some bits to help with our fundraising efforts this year.
People can purchase items directly from Amazon and send them to our wish list registry address.”

The wish list, which contains items such as books, balloons and bubbles, will run until December 7.

The charity is also fundraising for The Llewellyn School Big Build which is raising the funds needed for the Quex project.

Find the Christmas wish list here