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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

Faye Atherton
Family Support Worker

Steph Moorcroft
Family Support Worker

Heather Holt

Caroline Eccleston
Resources Officer

Tony Richardson
Counselling Student

Ruth Clark
Counselling Student

Katherine Caunce
Counselling Student

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Latest News from Aiming Higher

Take a Walk on the Wildside! Fundraising Challenge

Posted on 3rd April 2024

Aiming Higher relies heavily on fundraising, donations and sponsorship to be able to provide the wonderful services they do, and to date have helped more than a thousand children and families. The cost of registration for this hiking challenge,is solely to cover the mountain leaders and guides, and therefore participants are asked to also consider […]

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Aiming Higher Ball

Posted on 5th June 2024

The Aiming Higher fundraising ball took place on June 1st and proved a great success, raising £4330 to help the team continue to support families. The “Around the world” theme was well received and the partygoers enjoyed a drinks reception, three course meal, fundraising activities and amazing entertainment from drag artist Ruby Sinclair and live […]

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Volunteers Week

Posted on 5th June 2024

This week is Volunteers Week and we’d like to say a big “THANK YOU!” to all who have volunteered at Aiming Higher over the years. We’d also like to shine the spotlight on our amazing team of volunteer counsellors, Katherine, Ruth and Tony who between them, offer counselling Monday – Thursday. If you are registered […]

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Funding Appeal

Posted on 15th March 2024

The Aiming Higher Charity has been supporting disabled children and their families for over 12 years…but now, due to funding cuts, we need your help more than ever. Our ‘Rising Stars’ Preschool Enrichment programme (Rising Stars: Preschool Enrichment Programme | Aiming Higher ( has been a lifeline for hundreds of families, but is now in […]

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