Weʼve raised £4,161 to provide critical funds towards a summer holiday programme for learning disabled young people and adults.
- Funded on Monday, 19th February 2018
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Every year in Oxford, there are willing and able volunteers that provide summer holiday camps at Hill End for learning disabled adults and young people, providing their families with an often much needed break to focus on the needs of their other children or their own needs. It also gives the attendees a wonderful opportunity to connect with other learning disabled people, often friends, and enjoy a short break in a safe environment that is set up to specifically accommodate their needs, much unlike other holiday camps or locations.
These holidays continue to operate year on year, with amazing feedback from participants and their families. However, with shrinking resources and funding, it is becoming more and more difficult to continue to run these holidays despite increasing demand.
Without critical funding to employ trained staff and support the many wonderful volunteers who are kind enough to donate their time to support 60 learning disabled people each year, we will no longer be able to run these holiday camps, which have been running for nearly 40 years.
Please help us continue to run what is almost always the only opportunity for each individual to have a holiday each year.
- 3 years ago
Jessamy McGregor3 years ago
Thank You SO MUCH to everyone who has donated to date. We have just received an additional £500 from MUFG which will go directly to the cause, taking us to well over £3K in total raised which is fantastic news. I will send further updates as we draw closer to our deadline - thank you so much again to all of you for your support!
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Tom and Vicky Fox
Feb 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2017
Merry Christmas from Roz's Secret Santa at work. Best of luck; you're almost there x
Dec 12, 2017
Jessamy, thank you for setting up this incredibly important page. Having been a part of these holiday's for 10 years now, I know how important these are for everyone involved.
Dec 1, 2017
Good luck with this brilliant cause Jessamy! Martin and Krzysia
Nov 28, 2017
Splendid cause! Well done, Jessamy!
Caroline & Richard Hutchinson
Nov 27, 2017
We hope you reach your goal. Best of luck to Hill End and everyone involved.
Nov 24, 2017
This is incredible — keep going! Love, Dan
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