Birmingham PHAB Camps

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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 nondisabled 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 Birmingham PHAB Camp’s 50th birthday party celebrations, being held at Tally Ho in September 2017.  To celebrate half a century of amazing work by the charity.  The party aim is to say thank you to all their many funders, schools and supporters, but most importantly, to the children, their families, and the volunteers – who work tirelessly to make sure the children have access to participate and have the best time during their annual holidays!

Birmingham PHAB Camps is also looking to invite participants from the previous five decades who have helped to make the camp what it is today.  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 celebration to all.  If successful, the funding will ensure that 200 children and their families will 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 and Twitter, @BhamPHABCamps.

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