Sparkle Sheffield Successes of 2020

January 12, 2021
by Rachel

In amongst the challenges of 2020, we also did some absolutely amazing things here at Sparkle Sheffield!

Here are just some (!) of the things we got up to last year πŸ₯°

πŸ“£ When the world got turned upside down in March, we planned and prepped and held over 250 virtual events throughout the year!
πŸ₯° We had celebrities donate their time and read us #sparkleusabedtime stories especially for our children
🌟 We co-hosted the South Yorkshire Autism Fayre virtually – with a whole host of learning, interaction and fun going on!
πŸ’œ We single handedly hosted South Yorkshire Autism Fayre Kids! event, with children from all over the country joining us for fun, laughter and raising autism awareness
πŸ₯³ We introduced our wonderful mascots, Sparky the Sparkle Croc 🐊, Crumpet & Cinnamon the Festive Elves πŸŽ„ and Naughty Nigel Elf πŸ˜‚
🎁 Crumpet Elf delivered presents to over 100 children this Christmas! (with some not so-much help from Naughty Nigel!)
πŸŽ… We Zoom called Santa to meet our wonderful children!
πŸ†“ We launched the Sparkle Sheffield Membership Scheme, which has been FREE since April 2020 and will continue to be free until March 2021!
🦠 We published our very own Covid-19 Lockdown Family Support Pack 1 & 2, and a Sparkle Sheffield Activity Ideas Pack
6️⃣ Sparkle Sheffield turned 6 years old!
πŸ’» We got a BRAND NEW website!
🀑 Way back at the beginning of the year we hosted our New Year party, bowling sessions, The National Videogame Museum sessions, youth club sessions, and under 5’s stay and play sessions!
πŸ’Œ We had Wills & Trusts sessions hosted by Graysons Solicitors
❀️ We sent families to watch shows in our very own, specially designed hospitality suite at Fly DSA Arena!

… and so much more behind the scenes! We don’t often should loud enough about all the things we do at Sparkle Sheffield, but we really do do so much.

All the above is in addition to supporting children and families via email, telephone and in person (where possible), homeschooling our own children with additional needs for the majority of the year, and running primarily on volunteers!

Best of all…?! We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2021!!! 🌟