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

Sat Nov 25 @14:30 - 04:30PM
Big Chiefs Christmas Party
Sat Nov 25 @19:00 - 11:00PM
Parents, Carers and Volunteers Christmas Meal
Sun Nov 26 @14:30 - 04:30PM
Young Adults - Les Ozouets
Sat Dec 16 @11:00 - 01:00PM
Little Injuns Christmas Party
Sat Dec 16 @15:00 - 05:30PM
Mighty Mohicans Christmas Party
Sun Dec 17 @14:30 - 04:30PM
Young Adults Christmas Party

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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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