The Calvert Trust Trip

Group of people in the dales

The group

A group of disabled people and carer’s went to the Calvert Trust from 3 – 7 October.  Luckily the weather was very kind, the sun shone and there was no rain in any of the 5 days we were there?

The age range of the group was between 18 and 73.

Each room had full accessible wet rooms and there was a variety of equipment if anyone needed anything, such as hoists, shower wheelchairs etc.

There were a number of activities that participants could take part in,  the activities ranged from trap riding/horse riding, archery, abseiling, zip wire, climbing wall, bush craft, accessible bike riding, swimming, an accessible walk round Derwent Water etc.

A participant with Asperger’s who had never been involved with archery, is now going to take it up as he was a natural and enjoyed it very much.  He has returned home, researched his local archery club and is going to join.  Another participant enjoyed the horses very much and is going to join the local horse riding for the disabled club.

PArticipant enjoying archery

One lady with Cerebral Palsy has since attended the Equality Together’s Ladies Group that meets once a week, and she intends to make it a weekly visit.

The people that went couldn’t believe how much they enjoyed their stay and taking part in the activities, it increased their confidence greatly and made them realise that with the correct equipment and tutor, a wheelchair user/disabled person can do anything!

I have received a thank you card from one of the clients that went, he has said in it:

Dear Joyce

Thank you for the AMAZING holiday to the Calvert Trust.  I really enjoyed it, I really did find the whole experience just amazing.

The people on the trip with us were great company, lots of laughing and fun to be with.

Please thank the funder from me for making it possible.