Who are Xtra Special Families?
Xtra Special Families are a small community group, who are powered entirely by a small group of volunteers. They offer fun holiday sessions to families living with disability or additional needs in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.
“Xtra Special Families was formed in May 2014 to provide fun activities designed to develop and improve life skills for disabled children, whilst providing mutual support for their carers and families in Milton Keynes.
Since forming XSF has run 7 half day holiday sessions every year (except during the pandemic) aimed at the whole family, enabling children with special needs and their siblings to share positive experiences together.
Activities such as Reptile Roadshow, Music and Art Workshops, and Circus Skills are bought in, together with resources of the Play Association. In addition volunteers provided craft and play activities.
The small committee are nearly all parents themselves of children and young adults with disabilities and so bring a wealth of knowledge and awareness which helps XSF offer the best experience they can.“
These Summer Holiday play sessions provide an engaging opportunity for families to experience a whole host of activities in a safe and inclusive environment.
The Volunteer Opportunity of the Week
On August 24th 1.30- 3.30pm, Supporting Xtra Special Families will be back at Broughton Fields Primary School with another fun-filled event. If you have just a few hours to spare to help facilitate the array of activities on offer, you’ll have the chance to meet the welcoming team at SXSF, as well as the wonderful families who attend the sessions.
If you’re able to support this invaluable work, get in touch via Facebook Messenger to find out more: Supporting Xtra Special Families | Facebook or email: firstname.lastname@example.org