Butterflies is a local charity which has been in existence since 1975. Our remit is to help children (up to the age of 18) who are disabled and who live in West Dorset and/or use the support of the DCHFT Children’s Centre in Dorchester.
The charity was previously known as “Earlybirds”.
Since our formation, we have helped many children and young people with a disability by funding items such as specialised tricycles, beds, mattresses, weighted blankets, buggies, car seats, harnesses and a range of leisure equipment.
We have also helped to provide specialised communication aids and sensory toys.
This specialised equipment is needed and used to enhance and support the children’s development needs.
The children we help have a wide range of disabilities.
Following receipt of an application form, we will assess if and how we can help and allocate funds appropriately.