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Weʼre raising £600 to help Claremont School for Children with complex disabilities buy 2 new disability adapted mini-buses, which cost approx. 30k each.

Bristol, UK
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On 1st July Kim O’Keeffe (Kim Kim) & Karen Brown (Kaz) are taking part in this year's Clevedon Longswim - ok it's only a mile but it's a very long mile as the current will likely take us to Wales and back! And, have you seen how muddy that sea is (not to mention the sharks we'll have to dodge!). Money raised will help Claremont School, where Kim works as a carer, towards their current drive to purchase new mini-buses. Kim works so hard in her work and I know cares so much for the children's wellbeing through the stories she tells me of laughter and fun times, seeing the smiles on their faces enjoying activities. I also feel her frustrations when they cannot always take the children out of school, as they gain so much from enjoying, and being valued members of, their community, something we can all too often take for granted ourselves.

There are currently 2 mini-buses in constant use between the school's two sites. Each bus carries 4 children in wheelchairs; the average class size is 8 so both buses are required for a single class trip. It is becoming increasingly impossible to arrange activities external of either school, which is an unacceptable situation for the children as they gain such a great deal from these trips out. Parents often struggle or have no means of transporting their own children, so the school really does play a vital role in providing this important interaction for them.

As you can see, these specially adapted buses are costly, and boy we'd love to set our target high and get these children & young adults out and about pronto!! But we've set a target which we hope to reach, as we know that Claremont School will be so very appreciative of any donation whatsoever to hopefully get the buses as soon as they are able.

BIG UP THANK YOU FROM KAR & KIM for your support xx

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  • Karen Brown (Kaz White)2 months ago
    Karen Brown (Kaz White)

    Karen Brown (Kaz White)

    2 months ago

    Final count to be announced soon as have a few cash donations to add in.... it's looking like we could well of smashed our target ...... update soon.... Love Kim n Kaz x

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  • Karen Brown (Kaz White)2 months ago
    Karen Brown (Kaz White)

    Karen Brown (Kaz White)

    2 months ago

    The finish ... Kim missed the photo opportunity as had gone off to find Connor who was in trouble for not being at the finish line!!

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  • Karen Brown (Kaz White)2 months ago
    Karen Brown (Kaz White)

    Karen Brown (Kaz White)

    2 months ago

    Getting Ready pre-swim.....

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Page last updated on: 7/23/2018 6:10 PM

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28

  • Hilary Jenkins

    Hilary Jenkins

    Jul 23, 2018

    Great job! Well done....it lifts my spirits to see so many kind people giving generously to children with special needs...Xx

    £10.00

  • Lauren Dean

    Lauren Dean

    Jul 20, 2018

    Well done Kaz. Such a positive heart warming thing to do xx

    £5.00

  • Rich Nuell

    Rich Nuell

    Jul 19, 2018

    I'd no idea about this so, from one LongSwimmer to two others, congratulations and a small contribution herewith!

    £15.00

  • Helen Luscombe

    Helen Luscombe

    Jul 19, 2018

    Well done my 2 Amigos.....proud of you. Fab cause and fab fun doing it with you. Next year?! 🤔 👍😊👏👏

    £5.00

  • Mike

    Mike

    Jul 19, 2018

    Well done ladies!

    £10.00

  • Sarah Toal

    Sarah Toal

    Jul 19, 2018

    Well done to you both, fantastic cause xx

    £5.00

  • Danny and Neil

    Danny and Neil

    Jul 19, 2018

    Well done guys !!

    £10.00

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