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Children in Need transforms the lives of disabled children and young people

Thanks to Children in Need, we delivered 90+ All Aboard sessions last year

A group of young people making music at a Special School Sing event

All Aboard is darts’ creative activities programme for local children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. We are passionate in our belief that children and young people with SEND should have the same – if not better – opportunities as everyone else.

At the start of All Aboard, Tom was a new student at one of Doncaster’s Special Schools. In his first session, Tom physically pushed everything away that our artists offered him.

Six months in, we saw a huge difference in how Tom engaged in a variety of activities. In a single session, Tom journeys from pushing a microphone away, to laughing when an artist made approaching him with the microphone into a game.

After this particular session, Moony – one of the artists – commented on how rare it is to see Tom engage to that extent, showing what he a big step he had taken in the session:

It was incredible to see the difference in Tom, from choosing not to participate in sessions, to making suggestions and singing along with the group.

Thank you to all Children in Need supporters for transforming the lives of Tom, and many other children and young people with disabilities in Doncaster.

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