History

Founders Mrs Nikkie Kerr and Mrs Jenny Hooper met at a child assessment centre where they were attending with their children. Nikkie with her son and Jenny with her daughter.

Founder members of Wigwam Guernsey

They began to meet socially outside this group for a coffee and a chat and both began to appreciate just how important is was for them to be able to share the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of parenting a child with a special need with someone who was in a similar situation, isolation was something they had both felt. They began to ask other parents and carers that they met at the centre to join with them and the formation of the group began.

Originally named ‘Friends of Bell House’ after the name of the assessment centre, the group grew in numbers over the years. The families would meet for coffee mornings, teddy bears’ picnics, Easter and Christmas parties and parents’ evenings out. We changed our name to Wigwam Support Group in 2003 when the assessment centre moved from Bell House to Le Rondin School. We became a registered charity in 2007.

Upcoming Events

Sun Sep 24 @14:30 - 04:30PM
Young Adults - Les Ozouets
Tue Oct 03 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Drop In - Les Ozouets
Thu Oct 05 @19:00 - 09:30PM
Pub Games evening for Fathers
Sat Oct 14 @14:00 - 04:30PM
Saturday Social - La Moye
Thu Oct 26 @10:30 - 01:00PM
Half Term Swimming and Lunch
Sun Oct 29 @14:30 - 04:30PM
Young Adults - Les Ozouets
Sat Nov 11 @14:00 - 04:30PM
Saturday Social - La Moye
Tue Nov 14 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Drop In - Les Ozouets
Sat Nov 25 @14:30 - 04:30PM
Big Chiefs Christmas Party
Sat Nov 25 @19:00 - 11:00PM
Parents, Carers and Volunteers Christmas Meal

Wigwam support group guernsey

July-December 2017

We have been hard at work in recent weeks planning in activities for the remainder of 2017. This includes details of our Summer Activities Programme, ..

AGM and Annual Report for 2016

On 28th March 2017 Wigwam held our Annual General Meeting at the Youth Commission. 2016 proved to be a year of change for Wigwam with two staff member..
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