Our Annual Children’s Respite Holiday took place in May.
Above: Yeah, we’re loving the canoeing! Also, some colourful extracts from a child’s holiday diary
19 children with varied disabilities, along with cooks and support staff, stayed at Chabad house in north Wales. Three of the children have such a high degree of disability that two members of a staff must be with them at all times.
Carol Moffatt who manages The Fed’s Project Smile which runs the annual holiday said,
“We ran a jam-packed four day programme with a whole host of trips and treats – a tram-ride up the Great Orme, tobogganing, an outing to an adventure park, canoeing and tons of arts and crafts.
The children had the time of their lives!
They made new friends and had loads of new experiences. It gave them a chance to build confidence and independence.
They got up to loads of things that other children can take for granted but these children can only do this with the right kind of support.
The feedback from their parents was exceptional. What came over was how much they valued the break and being able to completely switch off knowing their children were happy and being well looked after.
But none of this would be possible without the generosity of the Big Birthday Appeal and our superb Project Smile staff.”