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About Aiming Higher

Aiming Higher is a Blackpool based charity that supports families with disabled children across the Fylde Coast. Our Centre on Church Street, allows us to provide a range of fantastic facilities including a soft play area, interactive ball pool, sensory room and a beautiful suite of parent and counselling rooms. It also houses the offices for Aiming Higher and provides a place of support for many of our families. It is also a great venue for activities during term-time, providing a safe and relaxed atmosphere for children to grow and develop. We also regularly hold family sessions as well as Drop-In Coffee Mornings where they can access training, peer support, a cuppa and a listening ear.

A Special Place

Every year we welcome more and more families with disabled children through our doors. Aiming Higher is a place where special bonds and friendships are formed and our activities allow disabled children the chance to enjoy life as it should be enjoyed – like everyone else. If you haven’t been to see us yet or attended one of our events – please come and visit soon, we’d love to see you.

Meet the team

Latoya Sykes
Charity Manager

Jenny Jones
Reaching Resilience Project Manager

Ella Bicket
Activities Co-ordinator

Ellie Howard
Family Support Worker

Steph Moorcroft
Family Support Worker

Heather Holt

Caroline Eccleston
Resources Officer

Tony Richardson
Counselling Student

Ruth Clark
Counselling Student

Aiming Higher is gratefully supported by

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Latest News from Aiming Higher

Around the World in…6 hours!

Posted on 11th October 2023

Tickets are now on sale for the Aiming Higher 2024 Charity Ball. The theme for the event is “Around the World” and the fundraising activities will have an international theme.  Hosted by Coastal Radio’s Ged Mills, the ball will feature live music, a drinks reception, a three course dinner and plenty of entertainment and fundraising […]

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Coastal Radio Local Business Award Nominee – please vote!

Posted on 19th February 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Aiming Higher Charity has been shortlisted for the Not For Profit Award at the Coastal Radio Local Business Awards! This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the impact we have made in our community. But we still need your help! If […]

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Advent Calendar

Posted on 22nd November 2023

We’ve created an advent calendar with photos from throughout the year. Check back every day from 1st December to view!  

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Happy Halloween!

Posted on 30th October 2023

Wishing everyone a spooktacular Halloween tomorrow! These photos are from our under 5s Halloween Party this morning. As the family event was photographed professionally by Pit Stop Portrait’s these may take a little longer but we will share those as soon as possible. If you attended either party you can provide us with feedback by […]

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