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     We always welcome new members to the Scarf group.

  • Scarf fundraising


    Scarf is a registered charity, and we rely entirely on the grants and donations that we receive.  

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    Holiday Activities

    Our holiday activities are for the whole family to enjoy – siblings are welcome to join in.

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    Scarf 2

    Scarf 2 is for young people from Year 11 upwards, ie: age 15/16 to 25 years.  

About Scarf

Scarf (Supporting Special Children and their Relatives and Friends) is a charity based in the New Forest, Hampshire which organises regular term time clubs as well as holiday activities for children with special needs and their families.  Children/young people are aged 0 -25 years and have a range of disabilities and special needs, such as Down’s Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.


Supporting over 80 families


Including around 200 children


Aged from 0 up to 25 years


23 staff members and volunteers

Coronavirus Update, 17/3/20

I am sure all of you will have seen the latest announcement by the Prime Minister and the Chief Medical Officer regarding the coronavirus and their advice about reducing social interaction for those in society over 70 and with underlying health conditions.  The advice is designed to help protect those people in society who are vulnerable and likely to be most affected by this virus.

It is with this in mind the Committee have had to take the decision to pause all Scarf activities and clubs with immediate effect.  We won’t be able to recommence our activities until we have been given medical advice to do so.  I know many of our youngsters will be disappointed by this decision, but I am sure you can you understand that we believe that this is the most sensible decision in order to help protect the health of our members.

As this closure is likely to extend for a period of months, I want to also confirm that our current plans for Easter are also being cancelled along with the planned AGM.

On behalf of the committee I want to wish you all the very best over the coming months, keep safe, look after each other and we look forward to seeing you all later in the year.

Best regards

The Scarf Committee