Weʼre raising £750 to buy new family tents for the unpaid volunteer staff on Abel Camp
- Leicester, UK
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Abel Camps has been taking physically disabled children and young people on holiday for over 40 years. Each year our staff give their time and energy for FREE to organise and run these camps in Wales for the 'campers', enabling their regular carers to have much-needed respite. We therefore try to plough as much effort into 1 week as we know the carers do for the other 51, and we try to have as much fun as possible whilst doing it! Each camp costs approx. £7000 to run... but this does not include additional larger needs which rise up from time-to-time.
This year, we specifically need funds over-and-above our normal running costs to buy new tents: The ones we've been using for our families over the last few years did not survive this year's camp! Without them, we will have to limit the number of staff, which would limit the number of possible attendees... and we obviously don't want to do that because demand for places is growing!
Ideally, we'd like to purchase 3x tents suitable for 8-people each, which we estimate to be approx. £250 per tent. Each year, these tents will be treated with new water-proofing and we hope they will last us 5 years. (For your additional information, the 10x canvas ridge tents we accommodate our 'campers' in are provided by the campsite - they cost approx. £1000 each and last approx. 10 years.)
We are having a special fundraising Fun Day on Saturday 17th November in Leicester where there will be crafts, gifts, food, games, bric-a-brac and the return of our prize raffle... plus an expanded 'naff' prize dip just for a laugh! You are very welcome to join us if you are available (details on the designated Facebook event page) but if not, this is page we have set up so that you can still be part of it! Please note, any additional funds raised will go into the general fund to continue to help us run these camps.
Thank you for your time in reading this and may God bless you as you give, no matter what the amount.
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- 20 days ago
Neil Seeds20 days ago
I am pleased to report that less than one week into this fundraising project and we not only have our first financial donation but also a TENT donation! Thank you very much to the person who contacted us through the Abel Camp Facebook page to donate a nearly-new 5-person tent. We've arranged to collect it before our Fundraiser Event and can't wait to see what else happens between now and then!
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This page will be used primarily for raising money for Abel Camps for Physically Disabled Children and Young People, which I have been privileged to volunteer with for over 20 years.