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    Memberships

     We always welcome new members to the Scarf group.

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    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.

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Supporting over 80 families

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Including around 200 children

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Aged from 0 up to 25 years

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23 staff members and volunteers

Coronavirus Update, 24/07/20

Despite all the constraints this year, we had a successful summer and managed to put 9 activities on for families.  We stayed outside for all our sessions and worked with smaller groups (sometimes running two separate sessions) or gave families allocated time-slots.  Luckily the weather was kind to us.  We had around 40 families taking part and we’ve have had some great feedback from members letting us know how much they enjoyed these activities as well as being able to get out and about again safely.

We are about to start up our Multi Sports club again with 6 tennis sessions planned for September and October.  Our coach, Ray, has lots of different tactics for keeping the children socially distanced, while still having fun and learning or improving their tennis skills.  Please see our Multi Sports section for all the details.

Our Youth Club is still on hold due to the current situation and we will continue to plan how we can move forward with this popular club.

Our drama club is currently taking place via the zoom platform on Monday evenings until the group are ready to move back to face to face sessions at the Forest Arts Centre.