Children with special educational needs and disabilities have been especially affected by the drastic changes the pandemic has brought about. School closures in particular have resulted in a substantial change to children’s routines and could be a potential factor for their declining mental health and well-being. So returning to school will be a positive step for lots of young people, but alongside that there will be worries about how to keep them as safe as possible.
That’s why our Innovation Centre will be hard at work over the next few weeks to produce 2,000 child-friendly face visors to be worn by children. These will be free to schools that need them. Our mission is to help children with brain conditions to discover a better a life and so we will be targeting our help to special needs schools.
To help us deliver this we’ve launched a fundraising appeal, asking for a donation of just £5 to cover the cost of a visor.
If you would like to pay for a visor and help keep a child, their teacher and classmates safe then all you need to do is donate below or simply text VISOR to 70470 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus a standard message.
Visors funded so far
*Total may not update immediately or include all offline donations
Help us keep children safe
The visor designs are fun to help children with special needs feel less intimidated and comfortable with wearing them and seeing others wear them too.
If you work at a special school and would like to help keep your pupils and teachers protected, fill out our simple form and provide us with your details. You can also apply on behalf of your child's school. There’s no charge for the visors. All we ask is that the school sends us a photo of the visors in action and is happy to take part in publicity. Because of the anticipated demand, we’re limiting orders to a maximum of 20 per school. We aim to send the visors to schools in the week beginning 31st August.
Visors in Action
The funds we raise from this appeal will be used to cover Cerebra’s cost of producing 2,000 face visors. If we find ourselves in the fortunate position of exceeding our fundraising target, then the additional funds raised will be put towards similar important projects that make a vital difference to children living with a brain condition and their families.