Birmingham PHAB Camps

Cost of project

£2,000

Intro

A Charity founded in 1967 by a young Birmingham Student, Simon Wandsworth, who saw the need to integrate local children who had a range of disabilities with their non -disabled peers.

What is Birmingham PHAB Camps?

At just 19 years old, Simon Wandsworth had the foresight to create a series of holidays where everyone takes part together, as equals. Birmingham PHAB Camps is operated entirely by unpaid Volunteers, who raise all the money needed independently. Since the Charity started nearly 50 years ago, Birmingham PHAB Camps has grown in size and now offers up to 8 holidays every year for over 100 children and young people. Their objectives are still the same now as they were 50 years ago; to offer stimulating, challenging and fun activity holidays for disabled and disadvantaged Birmingham youngsters, staffed and run entirely by volunteers.

If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

The money would go towards the costs for our 50th Birthday Party Celebrations being held at Tally Ho in September 2017 to celebrate 50 years of amazing work by the Charity. The party will help Birmingham PHAB Camps to say thank you to all their funders, schools and supporters, but most importantly, to the children and their families, and the volunteers who help to make sure that the children get to go on the holidays each year. Birmingham PHAB Camps is also looking to invite participants, families, and Volunteers from previous years who have helped to make the Camp what it is. In addition, the Charity’s original founder will be attending the event. The venue is booked, and they intend to have a variety of activities throughout the day so that everyone can take part, with entertainment for children, stalls, activities, food etc, followed by a disco and buffet in the evening. This celebration will be a huge Thank you to all. If successful, then the funding would help to ensure that 200 children and their families could attend as tickets are £10.00. Without this money, most of the families would simply not be able to come.

Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham PHAB Camps?

For more information about Birmingham PHAB Camps, please contact Maxine Ross – Wallis, Chair of Birmingham PHAB Camps, on 07812 384 265

Birmingham PHAB Camps are also on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/birminghamphabcamps/?fref=ts)

and Twitter @BhamPHABCamps.

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