The charity was formed in 1986 to address the considerable benefits for people with disabilities and special needs to be had from contact with animals and plants. It is possible for them to not only derive considerable proven therapeutic benefit but also to develop skills, get education, get work experience and reach personal targets with a sense of personal achievement in so doing.
The charity welcomes visitors and users from 5 years of age with all types of disability and special needs and provides free services which are not available from local authorities or commercial organisations.
Just want to visit
Visitors are welcomed to enjoy the proven benefits of being close to our 75+ animals. Maybe watch the horse riding or stroll through the purpose built raised vegetable and plant gardens or browse our charity shop of donated goods. Enjoy the Sensory Garden or explore the Nature Area which is bordered by the River Colne and The Duke of Northumberlands River. Our not profit Cedar Tea Room provides cheap light refreshment in a friendly environment.
Participation in horse riding, animal care and welfare and horticulture is tailored to suit individual needs and abilities.
To get involved Email: [email protected]
No matter what a persons ability there is always an activity that can be participated in and enjoyed at the Centre. These activities may be used to support current personal development.
We welcome the elderly and work experience placements
With the exception of horse riding, we do not charge for any of our services.
The charity is funded entirely by charitable giving and occasional grants.
We are grateful for all donations so please give as much as you can afford.
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Heathrow Special Needs Centre.
The Co-operative Bank are proud to be the main sponsorship partner of the Wonderful Organisation supporting charities to make a difference by ensuring 100% of donations go directly to doing good. Learn more about the Bank’s values and ethics.
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!