Blog entries Blog entries Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:54:53 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Sandcastle Event <p>I would just like to express my sincere thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of the above event. I have only recently joined this group and was privileged to attend with a family I work with. It was a fantastic night and I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at the Sandcastle along with the young person I support. It was great seeing so many familiar faces and also faces from the past few years from my place of work. Everyone seemed to have such fun and enjoyment. x</p> Cheryl Hall Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:55:31 +0100 CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS <p>put my email address down wrong it`s</p> sue priest Thu, 15 Sep 2011 05:40:43 +0100 HALLOWEEN SPONSERED WALK <p>on sat 29th sept 2011 me and the family are doing&nbsp;halloween fancy dress walk to raise money for the AIMING HIGHER CHARITY.<br/>walk will start 6pm at central pier and finish in Bispham/ red bank road<br />if you would like to join me. sophie and her dad phil contact me via facebook under sue salter-priest oe via email at and i will email you a sponsership form.</p> sue priest Thu, 15 Sep 2011 05:31:10 +0100 Tigger Bounce Party <p>Have to say a huge "Thank You" to Blackpool Tiggers for the Bounce Party today.</p><br/><p>Especially to all the volunteers who worked so hard to organise it and did a fantatstic job supporting the children.&nbsp; Children/young people on the autistic spectrum have so few places they can go and, for them, Blackpool Tiggers is the place to go.&nbsp; A huge amount of effort made the day a huge success.</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p> Hilary Ainge Sun, 30 Jan 2011 17:20:09 +0100 Blackpool Tiggers Holiday Programme <p>Blackpool Tigers Christmas Events are now available to book, all details are on the website</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p> Sheila Fri, 17 Dec 2010 01:10:47 +0100 My Mother in Law was right after all. <p>There is a lot of doom and gloom around at the minute. People are losing their jobs, money is tight, the cost of living is rising and life can be very hard.</p><br/><p>But, there are those moments that cancel out all that is bad and here follows on of those moments:</p><br/><p>Yesterday we bought some magnetic letters that you stick on the fridge to make words. Bruce put some on the fridge door spelling out " I love you Bethany".</p><br/><p>Bethany, who is 15, came home today from school and noticed the ... Hilary Ainge Thu, 04 Nov 2010 22:06:05 +0100 Blackpool Tiggers Holiday Programme <p>Hi Guys</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p><br/><p>Getting ready for another busy Sunday session.&nbsp; Tiggers holiday programme kicks off tomorrow with a trip to SPACE (the multi sensory room in Preston), Halloween party Tuesday, Lego Discovery Centre Wednesday, Art &amp; Craft Thursday and Pizza and Gaming Friday.</p><br/><p>Bookings are being taken, just call the office.</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p> Sheila Sun, 24 Oct 2010 08:38:51 +0100 Blackpool Tiggers Sponsered Walk of the Lights <p>Hello Every-one<br /><br />Blackpool Tiggers annual walk the lights takes place on Friday 29th October, meeting at the tableaux's (&nbsp;Bispham&nbsp;bus stop) for 6:45pm.<br /><br />Please feel free to come along, dress up for halloween and help us raise funds. Call the office for a sponsr form.<br /><br />Everyone is welcome, see you their.</p> Sheila Sat, 23 Oct 2010 21:11:12 +0100 Blackpool Tiggers <p>Once again Blackpool Tiggers Committee would like to thank all of the parents and volunteers for making time in their busy day today, to bag pack and raise funds.<br /><br />A massive thank you to Ian at B &amp; M Bargains in Cleveleys, your continued support ensures Blackpool Tiggers can carry on providing vital services to our members.<br /><br />It was a fantastic day anyone who wishes to help at Novembers bag pack can call the office, you would be most welcome&nbsp;</p> Sheila Sat, 23 Oct 2010 20:57:39 +0100 Bikes (Wheels 4 All) <p>Hi Julie</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p><br/><p>Glad you enjoyed the bikes, Ian and myself are looking at ways of having the bikes available on a weekend for our children.</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p><br/><p>Will keep you posted.</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p> Sheila Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:20:33 +0100 Bikes for All <p>BIKES FOR ALL<br /><br />Went to Tiggers on a wet Sunday afternoon and found bikes for all in the hall next door. I've seen their events advertised before but never made it to one. It was brilliant! I've never seen so many different styles of bikes all designed for different abilities. The kids had a great time and we got some fantastic photos for the album. Tiggers is always fun but the cycling was the icing on the cake.</p> Julie Turner Tue, 05 Oct 2010 06:51:38 +0100 A good evening <p>Asa had his first hydrotherapy session this evening provided by Blackpool Tiggers. He did really well, considering it was all new to him. The water was very warm and he loved the spa jets. On the way home in the car he seemed very relaxed and has been for the rest of the evening. Thank you Tiggers and a special thanks to Claire who encouraged Asa to do so well.</p> Hilary Ainge Thu, 05 Aug 2010 20:45:25 +0100 Communication <p>Children on the autism spectrum aren't hot on communication - usually I listen to jumbled up and unrelated facts but today was different....<br /><br />'Do you know that in my game the soldiers have now got rockets?'<br/><br />It doesn't sound much but I knew what and who he was talking about without having to play 20 questions.<br/><br />wonder when he'll do it again - real progress!</p> Julie Turner Thu, 05 Aug 2010 18:50:09 +0100 What a nice man <p>Paul Maynard MP has good listening skills and on a visit to his surgery 3 of us Tigger parents aired our views and got a cup of tea and a biscuit!<br /><br />We talked about the lack of varied educational provision for children on the autism spectrum, a subculture that was based on a negative stereotype of parents, the scrapping of statements of educational need, the lack of appropriate and timely mental health support and a certain hysterical jobsworthiness of social services noted by some o... Julie Turner Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:48:16 +0100 Tiggers Talk <p>to Mp Paul Maynard this afternoon about how autism provision could be better at both locally and nationaly. We may be gone some time.....</p> Julie Turner Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:12:20 +0100 Sherlock Holmes is alive and well...................... <p>.........and living in Blackpool.</p><br/><p>I have likened Asa to many things, but never to Sherlock Holmes. That was until this weekend.</p><br/><p>You may, or may not know, that Asa's main food source is crisps. Despite our efforts and the efforts of others involved in his care, he refuses to eat much of anything else. So we buy lots and lots of crisps which have to be hidden and locked away. If he could gain access to them he would want them all in his cupboard in the kitchen.</p><br/><p>We have kept... Hilary Ainge Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:42:01 +0100 Blackpool Tiggers are on the Move... <p>Blackpool Tiggers are moving to St Annes Road near Palatine School next week. Hurray!<br />No more damp offices and thanks to Aiming High we'll have a sensory room!<br />Ta very much</p> Julie Turner Thu, 22 Jul 2010 21:19:30 +0100 Home Wherever I wander....<br/><p>No matter what 'home' is percieved to be, it is a very special word, full of meaning. It is a word that brings us a special warmth and comfort. It's a powerful word that evokes strong, emotive feelings like no other.  It isn't always something we may own, it is always what we have made it. A place of memories. Home is a mixture of happiness and sadness. People live there and die there. I have a gift, made to hang where I live, and it takes the form of a cross-stitched p... Bruce Ainge Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:16:09 +0100 stay and play sessions <p>Bright Sparks stay &amp; play session for children with additional needs &amp; their siblings...Baines Childens Centre, Friday 25th June - admission</p> SHARON Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:17:08 +0100 My Forum Site for all Parents to come and join - Parents Chatter <p>Just set up a forum site for all parents&nbsp;doing really good all &nbsp;topics from mums to be , mums and mums who are trying for a baby, and babies and Section for Special Needs and Disability and Help and Support , all so there other Parenting section and games and competitions and General Chat about anything , Section for Holidays and Breaks the list go on hope some of you come and join we are all very friendly lot on the forum<br/><br />Site is called Parents Chatter<br /><br />Website is :... Emma Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:33:51 +0100