‘Brand’ New Start for Springboard
Milk & Tweed design a new look for specialist pre-school charity
September 2019 sees a new beginning at the King’s Centre in Chippenham. Up until recently it was occupied by ‘The Rise Trust children centre, Portage and Springboard’ the Rise Trust has now relocated within Chippenham, leaving the two remaining charities on site. This has given Springboard the opportunity to expand its service, meaning they can now offer more children more support with two playrooms now available to them daily. Although based in Chippenham, Springboard supports families in towns and villages across North Wiltshire. Springboard was founded in 1976 and over the last 43 years has become an essential service to pre-school aged children with special needs in the area. It is an independent charity working in partnership with Wiltshire Council and the NHS.
Jane Boulton, Springboard’s Manager said
“We are delighted to now be in a position to be delivering more opportunities to the young children and families we support. Having 2 playrooms allows us to offer an additional 8 places per day, increasing our provision by 75%, from September we will be opening our doors to 54 families. We believe that by doing more and by working with others we can give children aged 0-5 with SEND in North Wiltshire a more effective and efficient service. Children with identified developmental needs such as Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy all have communication difficulties and our work helps children and their families to overcome some of the challenges. Our sessions offer children quality preschool experiences and provide families with short carers breaks.
Our recent work has shown the good progress made by children who have accessed early, frequent and regular sessions. We want all children to have positive early years provision that sets them up with a good start in life. As a small local charity, Springboard has always taken a can-do approach to meeting the needs of the children and their families and since moving to the Kings centre in 2010 and has built up its range of services in this time. It runs sessions in the holidays, a Saturdads group and parent workshops.
We all understand that local authorities are under pressure to provide services and that is why we fundraise to enable us to do more. Having the second playroom will help us achieve this, staff, parents and funders are all highly motivated to make this happen.”
“This new start is an opportunity for all of us involved to make a positive difference for more families. We welcome any support from the local communities, individuals or businesses that want to be involved in building a future for Springboard”.
Springboard were looking to update their Brand and local design agency ‘Milk & Tweed’ stepped forward to help. They have recently been recognised by CV Magazine by winning Best Design Agency in Wiltshire 2019, and Bristol Media as being one of the best design studios in the South West.
Jake Jeffries the Creative Director at Milk & Tweed said
“It was a real honour and pleasure to work with Springboard. Creating a new brand and visual identity for such an amazing charity and place like Springboard, was an amazing feeling. The work and support they provide these children and families is just incredible, the whole project from the kids, to the staff, all struck a heartfelt chord with us, so we just wanted to help in any way we could.”
Helen Ashton, Springboard’s Community Fundraiser added;
“It was really important to update our ‘brand’ at this time. With the extra places at Springboard we can start reaching a larger fundraising audience. We need to raise in the region of £140K each year so we want to stand out in what is an ever-increasing charity market.” “Jake is a top guy and has done the most wonderful job, his team are always on hand to help too. This is an exciting time for us, we have some amazing projects in the offing”