Norwood’s Rosh Hashanah appeal launches this week

2 September 2019

Norwood’s Rosh Hashanah appeal is being launched this week, so we hope you’ll support it in whatever way you can – online, via social media or when it lands on your doorstep.

Read the Appeal here

The focus of this appeal is five-year-old Sophia and her family, who have benefitted from a number of Norwood’s services since Sophia was diagnosed at nine months old with a rare chromosome disorder, resulting in her having profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Sophia’s dad, Daniel, says: “Five years ago, we knew very little about children with special needs. Now, we know it’s not just the child who has special needs, but the whole family.” As a result, Sophia and her family have made use of many services offered by Norwood which, Daniel explains, “has been there at every stage of our journey”.

The support they’ve received has included Norwood’s Rainbow Group for parents of children up to the age of eight with special educational needs and/or disability; Teeny Tiny, which provides play sessions for children with complex health needs and a welcome break for their parents; Norwood’s Siblings’ Group for children with a brother or sister with special educational needs and/or disability; parenting support offering practical advice and planning assistance; and Unity, which enables children and young people aged 5–18 with learning disabilities to make friends and enjoy new experiences.

We hope that you’ll raise a noise with Sophia and her family this Rosh Hashanah by making a donation to Norwood – because we can only be there for families facing difficult times if you are there for Norwood.

To help us share the appeal and learn more about the life-changing work that Norwood does, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #SoundTheShofar.

Read the Appeal here