Teens with learning disabilities are happy campers in Almondsbury thanks to the Brandon Trust
5:00pm Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
TEENAGERS with learning disabilities and autism enjoyed an action-packed week at this year’s Brandon Trust Summer Camp in Almondsbury.
Woodhouse Park played host to the group between August 3 and 10, for seven days of thrilling activities including abseiling, go-karting, high wires and archery.
The holiday camp run by the charity offers young people with disabilities a chance to gain independence, confidence, make friends, and enjoy a positive experience, while also providing vital respite care to their families.
The youngsters aged 13 to 19, paid a visit to Fired Up ceramic pottery studio in Pucklechurch and Elm Tree Farm on the outskirts of Bristol, two projects run by the Brandon Trust.
Camp organiser Janet Humphry was one of ten Brandon Trust staff involved.
She said: "This is our fourth summer camp with some children returning and some new faces.
"It’s been great fun, but we’ve had some terrible weather. They are a really happy bunch and everybody has had a go at the activities."
As it requires high-staffing levels to meet the often complex needs of the youngsters attending, the camp costs £21,500 to run each year. Janet added: "The summer camp is always desperate for more funding. Parents have already asked about next year and we need funding to make it happen."
For more information or to support the project, visit www.brandontrust.org Alternatively contact Janet on 0117 9341 528 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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