BBC Children in Need supports Phab
BBC Children in Need has generously awarded £45,000 towards Phab’s Inclusive Living Experience Residential Projects, being the second round of funding following the amazing three-year grant made to Phab last year.
Around 133 children and young people who are disabled or disadvantaged in some way are joining us once again on our exciting and challenging ILX Projects being held at fully accessible outdoor activity centres in the New Forest and the Lake District. Most of the children are aged between 8 and 18, with many having complex disabilities or away from home for the first time – and they are all supported throughout by 114 very special Phab volunteers, carers and staff.
The exciting and challenging activities the children and young people take on range from canoeing, caving and cycling to climbing to the treetops and zooming down the zip wire! Whilst having great fun together, the children are building their confidence, independence, practical and personal skills, and self-belief. Families and carers tell us what a real difference they see when their child returns and the impact their time away with Phab has on what they achieve or aspire to at home, at school and in their local community.
“Harry now feels there is a whole world out there for him to explore and be part of.”
“I loved every second of today and being out of my wheelchair, going on the zipwire and big swing.”
Thank you, Pudsey, once again!