Free recreational activity camps for children with health challenges are to be set up in Wiltshire. Over The Wall, the charity that organises the therapeutic camps, aims to present children with the opportunity to experience activities such as kayaking, fishing, climbing, swimming, dancing, taking part in challenge courses, archery, arts & crafts, talent shows, discos and much more.
The residential camps are scheduled to take place in at Liddington PGL, Swindon in Wiltshire, during the months of April and October. Families interested in signing up for the residential camps- which are also available to siblings affected by health challenges – can apply now.
The charity is a member of the international SeriousFun Children’s Network, which was founded by Hollywood legend, Paul Newman.
The Over The Wall camps will also be made available to siblings who have brothers or sisters that are receiving treatment or experiencing health challenges, allowing them to also enjoy the magic of the residential camps.
The camp location – which will have an onsite medical environment facilitated by highly trained medical professionals – will offer activities that will allow the children to face challenges, overcome obstacles and achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
Children with a wide variety of illnesses and diseases, including cancer and leukaemia, blood disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, skin conditions, multiple severe allergies, heart conditions, kidney disease, neurological disorders and many more, can apply.
Over The Wall will also be recruiting for local volunteers for its camps in the Wiltshire area, as well as nurses, doctors and paramedics. If you can help, register your interest now by calling Over The Wall on 02392 477110.
CEO of the charity, Kevin Mathieson, explained, “We are delighted to be hosting a camp in Wiltshire and would love to see a record number of children and families applying. Each year the amount of children experiencing Over The Wall’s camps grows, allowing us to help more children to achieve, develop, experience, learn and above all, have fun. We hope to see many children and families at the camps in Wiltshire.”
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