Wanna walk through fire to help celebrate the #ShineGoldenAnniversary?

Wanna walk through fire to help celebrate the #ShineGoldenAnniversary?

The shortest sponsored walk ever!

“Face your fears, boost your confidence, and celebrate Shine’s Golden Anniversary at our first ever Firewalk event!”

To sign up simply VISIT HERE!


You will take part in a two-hour long seminar with Steve Consalvez, designed to build lasting confidence and help your personal development. Then you’ll take on the 12ft fire pit in front of friends and family!

This experience costs just £30. There is no minimum sponsorship requirement, but we do encourage all participants to fundraise for Shine’s vital work with individuals and families touched by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

LIKE more information? Please let us know below or if you want to sign up straight away, simply VISIT HERE!

You’re invited to attend the Regatta! @RFTDhenley @PhyllisCourt

You’re invited to attend the Regatta! @RFTDhenley @PhyllisCourt

Event Date/Time: September 3, 2016 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Phyllis Court Club, Marlow Road, Henley on Thames, RG9 2HT

You’re invited to attend the next Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire support group!

“Regatta for the Disabled is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults with a disability to enjoy a great variety of land and river based activities they would normally consider unavailable to them.”


If you’d like to join us for a fun day at Henley Regatta for the disabled, please book your place today and remember to please bring a picnic!

  • Event: Shine Event
  • Event Type: Social
  • Event Cost: Ticket in advance – see details
  • Cost Details: £2.50 per person, Children under 4 – free, One carer free per family and Free parking
  • Website: www.regattaforthedisabled.org

Please contact Joanne Tailor for a booking form via E: joanne.tailor@shinecharity.org.uk or T: 019595 534618 or Facebook.

Payment to be made at the time of booking via cheque or postal order (payable to Shine).

In association with the Peter Harrison Foundation.


£200 raised from a #WearYellowAndShine pays for ……

£200 raised from a #WearYellowAndShine pays for ……

Don’t forget that throughout this year we are asking kind hearted people to go loud, feel proud and wear yellow – and help Shine celebrate its 50th year!

Wear Yellow and Shine Button

You can wear yellow, bake yellow, ride yellow, tattoo yellow, whatever works for you… But, what about setting yourself a target to raise at least £200?


Q: Why? A: Well, £200 would help Shine provide a one-day educational workshop for parents/carers!:)

It can be done ……… for example, in 2015 Hampton Vale Primary School in Peterborough raised £255 with a wear yellow day and The Crown Inn in Leyburn, North Yorkshire raised £1,500!


Additional WYAS Information:

27 welsh miles and 3000ft of climbing …. #Cycle4Shine!

27 welsh miles and 3000ft of climbing …. #Cycle4Shine!

We’d LIKE to say a MASSIVE thank you to a young rider called Seb, who recently cycled over 27 welsh miles and 3000ft of climbing with his Dad and brother to raise money for Shine!

So far he has raised an amazing  instead raised well over £800!

It was part of his Archbishop of York Award. “Seb decided that he wanted to raise money for a charity that has helped him and his family since before he was even born.” Seb is also a member of the local Go-Ride club and also trains with a British Cycling coach in Manchester at the outdoor velodrome, Tameside.

To make a donation to Seb, please VISIT HERE!

More photos are available to view on Facebook here!

Could you raise £275 by doing a #Cycle4Shine?

Could you raise £275 by doing a #Cycle4Shine?

Did you know that if you were able to raise £275 it would help pay for 5 home or hospital visits by a Shine Support and Development Worker, to individuals, or families with a newborn, with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus?

One way to raise money for our charity is to choose to #Cycle4Shine!

“Whether you choose to plan your own route or join an organised event, it’s a great way to fundraise for Shine. Go it alone or sign up with friends and hit those trails!”


If you’d like to find out more, please let us know below or pop a message through direct to our fundraising team by visiting: http://bit.ly/ContactFundraising

Details of the next #Cambs 0-5 years support #Event

Details of the next #Cambs 0-5 years support #Event

Event Date/Time: July 20, 2016 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Hampton Children and Family Centre, Hargate Way, Peterborough, PE7 8BZ

A support group for parents with children aged 0-5 who have Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus.

“Come along and join this friendly group and enjoy some light refreshments whilst the children play. “


There is no need to book, just turn up on the day and siblings are very welcome to join us.

  • Event: Shine Event
  • Event Type: Social
  • Event Cost: Free

For further information, please contact Shine Support and Development Worker Sharon Lapsley M: 07876 865231 or E: sharon.lapsley@shinecharity.org.uk or via Facebook or simply fill in the form below!

#ShineHeritageExhibition LAUNCH snaps – Now Available! @heritagelottery

#ShineHeritageExhibition LAUNCH snaps – Now Available! @heritagelottery

Last week, we launched a unique exhibition, that aims to bring to life the fascinating heritage of the medical conditions, spina bifida and hydrocephalus, which have been around for thousands of years.

Thanks to a £60,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, you can find out even more about the #ShineHeritageExhibition project by visiting: www.theshinelibrary.org

#ShineHeritageExhibition LAUNCH - now available!

  • To view the snaps on the main Shine Flickr account, simply VISIT HERE!

If you would like to arrange to visit the exhibition please fill in your details below and one of our team will be in contact as soon as possible.