WSNC Soft Play
and Hoylake 10k Fun Run
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What we do
The Soft Play Sensory Resource caters for the various requirements of
Wirral’s special needs people of all ages. It has been and remains a vital
community resource that has a huge impact on its users and their carers, by
improving their overall quality of life. A number of local schools with special
pupils also benefit from the facilities offered by the resource.
The Wednesday Special Needs Club (WSNC) was started in 1993 to assist in the
care of special needs people. In 1995 it opened the Soft Play Sensory Resource and
it continues to run and maintain it. The club is staffed and run by volunteer
helpers and has no official funding. It meets every Wednesday evening between 7
and 9 pm (during school term times) and caters for young people aged 10
upwards. Its aim is to provide its members with a few hours of fun and social
chat in welcoming surroundings.
The facilities available to the club include the sensory resource, a
spacious and a welcoming coffee bar with annexe room and a large hall. During
the evening, the activities enjoyed include arts and crafts, table games,
watching TV, play on the Xbox and football shoot-out.
10k Fun Run is organised annually by the club as part of its fundraising
activities to help with the upkeep of the sensory resource.
To find out the latest happenings at the club and details of other runs in
the area, see the News
- Large ball pool, accommodating up to 10 users,
for motor stimulation and therapeutic play
- Electric hoist for easy access to the ball pool
by users with severe mobility problems
- Extensive soft play area, providing a safe
environment for therapeutic play and motor stimulation
- Soft and textured surfaces, providing tactile
- Audio equipment playing music for aural
- Various lighting effects, including fibre-optic
displays and a sound-activated light system, to provide visual
- A ‘Quiet Room’ padded with white soft play
cushioning, featuring illuminated bubble columns and fibre optic
- Use of a spacious welcoming Coffee Bar with its
adjoining extension space for various recreational activities including
music, TV, play-stations and table games
- Use of a large hall where members can
participate in various activities, arts and crafts and games such as our
football ‘Shoot Out’
Where to find us
The WSNC couldn’t do anything without you. Whether you take part in the Fun
Run or you volunteer to help out in any way, your money, time and skills allow
this most valuable community resource to continue. We thank you all for your support.
But we need YOUR CONTINUED HELP AND SUPPORT in providing this marvellous
facility in the future.
your time (on club nights or as a Run marshal at the 10k)
sponsorship (for the 10K Run)
a one-time donation
If so, please get in touch to discuss how you could help.
The Soft Play Sensory facilities have been made possible by the club’s
fundraising efforts together with donations from groups within the local
community and from various charitable organisations.
As always, we wish to thank everyone who has helped and supported us since
The major fundraising activity of the club is held each year and is:
The annual Hoylake Coastal 10km Fun Run.
This takes place on a Sunday in September (dependent on the tides!). For
more information on the run and to download an application form, see the Hoylake
10k Fun Run page.
Results and photographs of the runners appear on our website after each
run (results within 48 hours and photos after about a week).
This event provides local businesses with excellent sponsorship
opportunities (e.g. T-Shirts advertising, etc.).
So keep a look
out for this event and check on this website for ongoing news and
If you would like to know more about the club, the Soft Play Resource or the
Hoylake Coastal 10k Fun Run, then please contact Carla Williams on 0151 625
9505 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
10k Run - St. Johns Ambulance Brigade for their attendance at each Fun Run
and for their professional support and advice.
A big Thank
You to all the individuals, charities and organisations that have
supported us or made donations to us since we started in 1993.
last updated/checked 23/12/14