Friends of Luccombe Hub


Who are we?

Welcome! Friends of Luccombe Hub is a community lead registered charity. They work hard to fundraise and support The Luccombe Hub and Therapeutic farm to benefit our SEN learners and the local community.

Who do we support?

The Luccombe Hub is an alternative provision providing therapeutic education for children and young people with Special Educational Needs. This ranges from Autism Spectrum Disorders, attachment conditions, ADHD, and an array of social, emotional, and mental health difficulties which mean they do not thrive in mainstream education. With the help of the centre’s animals and dedicated staff, The Luccombe Hub promotes positive changes for the young person through a therapeutic and nurturing approach to learning.

How do we support and benefit The Luccombe Hub?

Parents/carers and other ‘friends’’ can have a big impact on helping the Centre deliver extra support to the children and learners that attend.
The Charity, raises money to fund Centre initiatives through activities and events the aim is to enhance the learning experiences of those who attend.
The Committee is there to provide a social support network for parents/carers of our learners and where possible extend the reach of the Centre to children who may not necessarily be fully funded by their Local Authority so that they too can benefit from what The Luccombe Hub can offer.
So far Friends of Luccombe Hub have raised over £10,000 which has helped fund laptops for children, new sensory equipment, and even provided Christmas hampers for children and their families. The Luccombe Hub provides one to one care for our learners which is funded for by the authorities, however, The Hub needs funding in order to provide specialist equipment and much more, we appreciate donations big and small and we would particularly like to express our thanks to:
• Hall and Woodhouse for their community fund donation.
• Susie Huntbach of Meyers estate agents for her ongoing support.
• Howdens – who donated a new kitchen and to Nick young who donated his time & skills to fit it!
• Denise Cox & Jean Paul who donated towards new laptops
• R Lukins Fitness who raised money via their open day event
• Avalon Equine who kindly donated towards the new round pen.
• St James Place for donating towards The Luccombe Hubs sensory room project.
• Tesco Community Fund – for awarding second place for ongoing improvements at the Therapeutic farm.
• Erica Akerman who provided money for Christmas hampers for children and families.

How could you help?

We are very lucky to already have received fantastic support from various people and organisations however, we never say no to more help, whether that is through a one off or regular donation all of which goes directly to supporting the work of The Luccombe Hub.
Through offering trade skills to assist in projects undertaken at the centre. Any parent/carer and Centre supporter can become a member of Friends of Luccombe Hub (subject to committee approval), and everyone has skills to bring!
Shop at Smile Amazon – they make a small donation for every purchase and you don’t pay a penny more!
Regular donations to our Friends of Luccombe Hub Account (Sort: 40-25-10 Number: 34669185)
We would love to hear from you…
Feel free to contact the committee secretary, Helen Heathfield-White (, who will be happy to help!

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