WSNC Sensory Soft
and Hoylake 10k Fun Run
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What we do
The Sensory Soft Play 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 Sensory Soft Play Resource and
it continues to run, fund and maintain it. The club is 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
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 which provide visual stimulation
- 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 – either taking part in the 10k Run,
or volunteering to help out, or making a donation. We thank everyone for your
continued support of this most valuable community resource.
But we need YOUR CONTINUED HELP AND SUPPORT in providing this marvellous
facility in the future.
your time (Club nights)
your skills (Club nights)
sponsorship (for 10K Run) or your time by offering to volunteer on the day
a one-time donation
If so, please get in touch to discuss how you could help (see contact details).
The Sensory Soft Play facilities have been made possible by the Club’s
fundraising efforts, together with generous donations from groups within the
local community and various charitable organisations. We are hugely grateful to
everyone who has helped and supported the Club since 1995 when the Resource
The WSNC holds one major
fundraising activity each year – the annual Hoylake 10k Run, which takes
place on a Sunday in September (dependent on the tides!)
Details about the run and
an application form can be accessed from this website. Results are published on
the website within 48 hours of the finish. Photographs of the runners are added
within 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
If you would like to know more about the club, the Soft Play Resource or the
Hoylake Coastal 10k Fun Run, then please see our Facebook site www.facebook.com/hoylakeWSNC or contact
Carla Williams on 0151 625 9505 or send an email to email@example.com
10k Run - St. Johns Ambulance Brigade and Wirral Raynet 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 18/03/17