A grant of £5,550 from the Axis Foundation enabled 80 disabled children to benefit from three developmentally-enriched excursions at Camp Horizon, provided by Kids Care; a summer programme for financially deprived children and young people with physical or mental disabilities.
Kids Care arranges a two week annual residential summer programme for disadvantaged children. The daily program provides these children with social and educational opportunities within a recreational framework, consisting of a range of educational sessions, music and drama events, sport programmes and outdoor activities, all of which encourages the children to express their feelings, needs and ideas.
The funds received from Axis covered the cost of the transport and entrance fees for the children and their carers. The trips provided them with the opportunity to interact with nature and connect with the freedom and tranquillity of the rural surroundings, enhancing their general and emotional well-being. The skills and knowledge, which the children acquired over the school year were consolidated and further developed.
Overall the excursions promote independence, participation and social interaction amongst the children and assists in developing their confidence and self-esteem.
“We wish you could have been there to share the children’s extreme joy. They really enjoyed their time on these fantastic trips,” stated Kids Care Director, Hannah Friedman. “This summer, thanks to Axis, the sun shone for them!”