BABS initiative to cement Springboard’s future

By Nick Batten on 26 September, 2019

Springboard– the Chippenham-based charity which supports children with special educational needs and disabilities – is launching a new campaign this week to help raise and exceed the £140K needed each year to support its charitable work.

The BABS (Buy A Brick for Springboard) initiative will aim to encourage families, individuals and businesses to donate to this small specialist pre-school charity in the heart of North Wiltshire. 

The charity has created a ‘brick wall’ in the school so that people can donate and have their name on a brick. Although this has been done before in the charity world, BABS stands out because of its launch video and soundtrack.

Music Producer Adrian Chivers came into Springboard and filmed the children on a typical day at play and it was decided that the footage would be used to promote the campaign. The search for a backing track then ensued and Head of Music at Heywood PrepAngelique Williamson, offered to write and perform an original and unique song for Springboard called ‘Sunshine’. Angelique, with the help of her band ‘The Red Bandits,’ took on the challenge and found help from David Shepherd who recorded the song in his studio in Box.

Adrian then put the whole video together and it will be going out on Springboard’s website where people can donate to the charity directly.

Angelique said, “It was an absolute honour to write a song to support this incredible cause and we hope that our song ‘Sunshine’ reflects the positivity that Springboard brings to so many families lives.”

Springboard’s Manager Jane Boulton added,“Every day at Springboard feels like a special day. The children and their families are a constant inspiration. This collaboration of video and song from AD and Angelique is showcasing our work with the children at a new level. It is a dream working with such passionate people. This opportunity will help us to give the children the best play and learning opportunities that we can. We want the little children to grow into young people and adults that can make their way in the world.”

Please click on the link to view the video and Sunshine track