How you can help a
child sparkle

Your support and generosity allows us to continue helping the hundreds of children and families that use our Children's Centres.


Sparkle supports hundreds of Gwent children and young people with complex needs, and their families. The number rises every year. Yet the demand for our services is increasing at an even faster rate.

Since 2001, our aim is to help as many children as we can so they are fully supported and able to participate in the same valuable childhood experiences, activities, and leisure services as any other child and their family. 

The kindness of supporters and donors allows us to continue helping the hundreds of children and families that use Serennu, Nevill Hall, and Caerphilly Children’s Centres every week.

Life isn’t always easy for some of these children or their families, but Sparkle helps by making sure they get the support and care they need.

Sparkle founder, Dr Sabine Maguire MBE, discusses Sparkle with Dr Millicent Stone on Live Longer: The Podcast

We need more than £750,000 every year to fund the vital services that help these special children.

Sparkle is completely dependent on donations and individual grants to provide this funding. That's why we rely on the generosity of the community and donations from the general public and corporate partners.

We need your help. 

Future Strategy


What we do

Just take a look at some of the amazing things we are able to offer.

Provide access to psychological support for parents and siblings, family liaison support and leisure facilities.

Activities including swimming lessons, cookery lessons and clubs for young children, teenagers and siblings.

Access to parent support groups including a dads group and young people’s forum.

Family activities including swimming, fun days and film screenings at the Serennu Children’s Centre’s very own 3D MediCinema.

We would be lost without it

For me personally, we would be lost without it. It is the one place where we can spend quality time as a family. Where there is support at the end of the phone or as soon as you step over the doorway. Where one of my daughters can be herself without judgement and both my girls are able to do activities which we would never be able to do outside of Sparkle.