Helping Hand....

across Berkshire and Hampshire, we are united in our dedication to protecting children


Making a real difference in people’s lives…

Reducing isolation, and helping to increase confidence, self esteem, and mental wellbeing

Spotlight UK started in April 2009.  We started out to provide low cost activities to help increase confidence and self esteem to children and young people across Basingstoke.  However this vision quickly grew and we were able to provide emotional and practical support as well as enjoyable and fun activities to hundreds of children and young people across the area every year.

Year by year we have grown our support and now work across Basingstoke & Deane, West Berkshire, Reading, Hart and Rushmoor, and soon in Salford and across London.

We believe every individual should have an equal chance in life, no matter their ability, race, religion, family status or financial background. We believe every child should be given the opportunity to develop their confidence, self esteem and social interaction to be able to reach their full potential in life. We believe everybody should have access to fun activities and emotional support despite financial restraints and believe every child has a potential but may need help to flourish and every child and young person should have people who care, love and support them through life’s challenges and help to improve their mental wellbeing.

As well as providing inclusive activities for all children including after school clubs, holiday clubs, youth clubs, performing arts activities, arts & craft, sports, outdoor activities and trips, we provide 1-2-1 emotional and practical support.

Welcome to Spotlight UK

Our Mission and Objectives of Spotlight UK

The objectives of the charity are as follows:

To relieve the needs of children and young people, their families and carers who are suffering from terminal illness or mental or physical illness, by the provision of activities and respite so as to advance their quality and condition of life


To advance in life and relieve the needs of children and young people through:


The provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interests of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life


Providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.


Any such other purposes deemed charitable by the law of England and Wales as the trustees shall from time to time determine

Meet The Team


SpotlightUK-Michaela Riley

Michaela Riley

Chairman & Founder

Jamie Riley


Phillip Keeble

Evadne Keeble

charity development team

SpotlightUK-Michaela Riley

Michaela Riley

Chairman & Founder
spotlightuk-andrea campbell

Andrea Campbell

Children & Families Director
spotlightuk-vince parkes

Vince Parkes

Youth Development Director

Management team

spotlightuk-Tracie Cannings

Tracie Cannings

Shop Manager

Dani Woodgate

Charity Manager
spotlightuk-Helen Hooper

Helen Hooper


performing Arts team

out of school club

sportlightuk-Simon Driscoll

Simon Driscoll

PA Basingstoke
spotlightuk-Lauren Bignold

Lauren Bignold

PA Basingstoke
spotlightuk-Helen Hooper

Helen Hooper



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