Pilgrims’ Way: Leighton Buzzard Mencap Holiday Club




Holiday Club!!

I delighted to be raising money for the Leighton Buzzard Mencap Holiday Club as part of my gratitude walk.

Although affiliated to the Royal Mencap society they receive no funding from them and are a totally voluntary society that has been part of the local community for over 40 years. They are reliant for their existence on funding from donations and grants from organisations and individuals.

Each year they run an immensely popular holiday club for children from 8 to 18 years old with additional needs. This scheme which runs for three weeks during the school holidays is supervised by experienced leaders and provides:

An action-packed club for approximately 35 children

The opportunity to share fun activities with other children

Invaluable experience for student volunteers from local schools, and

A well-deserved break for parents.

The activities on offer include music, drama and craft to encourage expression and creative ability. Swimming, sailing, rock climbing, ice skating and skiing provide for more adventurous experiences and helps increase confidence.

The scheme is reliant on the goodwill, energy and enthusiasm of sixth-form students assisting coming from local schools and building relationships with the children and creating such a successful atmosphere.

I am so pleased to have been given the opportunity of raising sponsorship money for such a wonderful group of committed people and such a super and worthwhile cause. I would be so grateful if you would consider making a donation either by contacting me on jackiemcall@hotmail.co.uk for a sponsorship form or direct to my  Just Giving Page by clicking here.

An Index of Pilgrims’ Way posts:

An index of all my Pilgrims Way posts can be found at “The Pilgrims’ Way: A Gratitude Walk”.  I will be updating my blog each day to give details of how far I progress on my walk.

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