Help wanted to keep important children's respite centre open

By Jamie Hill - 6 March 2020


South Swindon MP Robert Buckland is appealing for help to keep the town's Hop Skip and Jump centre open.

The foundation that runs five facilities across the UK, which provide respite care to children and young adults with disabilities and complex special needs has collapsed.
The charity's trustees and joint administrators are working on restructuring the charity. But Robert says the centre based in West Swindon, which opened in 2011, is stable and provides an absolutely essential service to families and young people, all of whom will find it very distressing if they can no longer receive the respite care and support.
Over the last few weeks Robert has been in contact with benefactors and charitable bodies in the South West for their assistance. However, he's keen to encourage Swindon people to assist in any way possible. "Every penny helps, please consider organising fundraisers to keep Hop, Skip and Jump in Swindon open," he said.

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