April is all about Parkside, a registered charity located in Aldershot and Farnborough that provides support services for children and adults with learning disabilities living in the local area. It was founded in 1963 by a group of parents who realised that the support for families who had children with special needs was limited. The premises next to the park on Guildford Road were built and the first playgroup was started (affectionately known as the Peter Pan Club). Since then, Parkside has strived to fulfil the need for more services and has gone from strength to strength.

Parkside’s aim as a charity is to give both children and adults the opportunity to develop their individual skills and take part in activities within the community. Needs can vary from requiring support to socialise with friends and peer groups, participating in a variety of leisure activities, meeting new people, developing life skills and providing respite for other family members.
By reaching out into the community, Parkside aims to develop and strengthen its links with local people and organisations, creating opportunities for everyone to fill they are involved and included.

Parkside is always looking for support and fund-raising in any form, from donations to volunteer-ing. Why not become a friend of Parkside and see how you can support us for more details please use the contact details below.

Tel: 01252 313103 Email: [email protected]
Web: www.parksidealdershot.co.uk
Registered under the Charities Act 2011 Reg.No. 1154756

(picture taken from one of the first group outings in 2021, post lockdown)