Birmingham PHAB Camps
Birmingham PHAB Camps was 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 and raise all their funds 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 and celebrating half a century of amazing work by the charity. The party 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 are able 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 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 that everyone can take part in. There will be entertainment for children, stalls, activities, all followed by a disco and buffet in the evening.
If successful, the funding will ensure that 200 children and their families are able to attend. Without this money, most of the families would simply not be able to come.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham PHAB Camps?
Maxine Ross-Wallis, Chair
Tel: 07812 384 265