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Skiggle - providing help for disabled people

Skiggle is a registered charity providing help and support to disabled people, their families and carers.

Our online marketplace is intended to allow our friendly community to rehome much needed supplies, providing support for disabled adults and children.

So, are you looking for disability care products, care equipment or care-based essential items? If so, join the Skiggle community today.

Skiggle can help

We’re the only disability charity of its kind in the UK, and we exist to support people in unexpected and urgent times of need.

Because you never know when something essential might be forgotten, go missing, or need immediately replaced.

Our growing charity has a community of individuals across the UK who are willing to help others by providing and sharing consumables and equipment in times of need. Of the charities that help disabled adults and children, Skiggle are the only one to offer an Emergency SOS.

So whether you're running out of specialist feed, continence products, or suction catheters, Skiggle has a passionate community ready and willing to come to your aid.

Sharing in times of need.

National Diversity Awards 2022

Skiggle has been nominated for the ‘Community Organisation Award for Disability’ at the National Diversity Awards 2022!

"This is absolutely incredible. Thankyou to everyone who very secretly nominated us for this award! 

We started Skiggle for the very reasons awards such as the National Diversity Awards exist. To make sure people with disablilities are always able to have access to what they need, when they need it. And to give them the same opportunities to enjoy life as able-bodied people. 

Just spreading the word that a charity like Skiggle is out there can give people the peace of mind and encouragement to live their fullest, happiest lives. Think of Skiggle as a big safety net!”

Voting is now closed, so we now have a nervous wait to find out if we'll be one of the shortlisted nominees!

Keep your fingers crossed ❤

(You can learn more about the awards by checking out our latest blog)

Donations

We rely on outside support so are immensely grateful for every donation we receive.

You can donate as an individual, a trust or company. Your support will help us to:

  • Ensure vulnerable families and carers can send an SOS in difficult times
  • Reduce waste and relieve pressure for supplies on the NHS
  • Support a growing community of carers deal with challenging times

Thankyou

Christine, Helen and James x 

Introducing James

We'd like to introduce you to James, the inspiration behind Skiggle!

We’ve obviously talked about him before and shared our family stories but we’ve always tried to protect him by never posting any photographs.

Well, now that our wonderful young man has turned 17 he wants everyone to get to know him – he just loves being centre of attention! As my husband said, “If he was able to, he’d no doubt be drinking with his mates and would probably be all over social media 😂"

You can find out more about him here

James would love for you to send him a "HELLO" as while he might not be able to read the messages for himself, he certainly loves us reading to him 👋 

The Skiggle Community

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Emergency SOS

Sign in and shout out to the Skiggle community. Across the UK, we're here to help with urgent requests for care-based essentials, providing much needed support for disabled adults and children.

Marketplace

Search, sell, save and support. Our online marketplace is the place to be if you're looking to rehome surplus care-based essentials and equipment. Browse supplies for disabled people on our community marketplace, including enteral feed, feed equipment, incontinence products and electric wheelchairs.

Facebook Forum

Our disability support service extends to social media. Your space to connect with like-minded people. Get help, support, advice, and a virtual arm around your shoulders from our Facebook family.

Carers for Change

Your chance to make a positive difference, not only to the lives of other members through SOS and Marketplace but also across the wider community.

Get Involved

You can help to support us in so many ways. If you would like to get involved through volunteering, arranging your own event, share our social posts or make a one-off donation – please get involved today!

The pre-race routine of a gold medal winning athlete

When Invictus Games Team UK captain, Rachel Williamson told millions of viewers on BBC One that Skiggle ambassador, Mark Clougherty, was definitely one to look out for on track, she wasn’t wrong. “He has this power in his arms that no one has in their legs and just flies round the laps”, said Rachel.

By the end of day two, Mark had already bagged himself three athletics gold medals and one bronze medal. So, just what pre-race routine does a triple gold medal winning Invictus Games athlete follow? Before heading out to the Games in The Hague, Mark told us what makes the difference for him, which we have shared in our latest blog!

Click here to watch Mark’s gold medal winning races from Day 2 of The Invictus Games and to see him being interviewed by Alex Jones and JJ Chalmers on BBC’s The One Show.

Well done from everyone at Skiggle, Mark! 😄

OUR LATEST NEWS

Fintech for Skiggle 

In London, on 28th July, a social evening of drinks has been organised as a fundrasier for Skiggle! Development Manager, Helen will be travelling down from Skiggle HQ in Lancashire for the event and she would love to meet you there for a relaxed a enjoyable evening.

Tickets for the event are £7 and are available here

National Diversity Awards

Skiggle has been nominated for the 'Community Organisation Award for Disability’ at the National Diversity Awards 2022!

Nominations for voting have closed, so now we have a nervous wait to find out if we'll be one of the shortlisted nominees! 

Help for Disabled Veterans

We are delighted to announce that to help us reach our nation's veterans Help for Heroes have shared details of Skiggle via their fellowship network. 

Christmas Baubles

An enormous thankyou to Barton Grange Garden Centre for supporting Skiggle with our christmas bauble fundraising campaign over Christmas 2021.

With their help, members of our Skiggle community and of the general public, the total donated to Skiggle was:

£2138 🎉🎊🎉

Every pound and penny will help us to keep Skiggle free to use, and help us keep up with the ever growing demand for the charities' services!

UK Charity of the Year

What an incredible end to 2021! Having been shortlisted as a finalist in the 'Charity Today' awards, we are proud to announce that we are the winners of UK CHARITY OF THE YEAR!

We want to thankyou each and every one of you who voted for Skiggle! For you all to have such faith and confidence in just the two of us, trying to make a difference, is truly humbling.

Thank you

Helen (Development Manager)

Disabled Veterans

We offer support to ex-armed forces personnel with a range of different injuries.

To help us reach our nation's veterans, Blesma have very kindly published an article about Skiggle in their 2021 "winter bulletin." We can be found on page 11 https://blesma.org/news-media/publications/

Read more on Skiggle's page dedicated to veterans

Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) 

We are delighted to announce that Skiggle is now a National League pitchside sponsor for the Wheelchair Football Association (2021/2022 season).

WFA National Development Officer, Ryan Sipple said: “We’re delighted to announce Skiggle as one of our National League’s Pitchside Sponsors. Skiggle are an incredible Charity that strive to provide people with round-the-clock access to disability care products and equipment.”

Read more about our exciting partnership in our latest blog

"A total stranger coming to our rescue when we forgot to bring a feeding tube extension with us. They came out in the dark to meet us and saved our weekend."

S Randles (Facebook Review)

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