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As a member of the Derby Daybreak Rotary Club the main beneficiary of our fund raising efforts is the very worthy Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre in Skegness. Over the time we have been supporting the charity I have got to understand and appreciate all of the valuable work they do in supporting disadvantaged children from across Derbyshire.
In the main, they provide a week long break at their centre in Skegness for children who are experiencing difficult times at home. It gives the youngsters time and space to relax, make new friends and enjoy themselves in a supportive and structured environment and in the care of fully trained staff. Recognised by the Local Education Authority as providing a Secondary Educational Experience as part of the overall education of the children who attend, it contributes to their personal and social development, giving them confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing memories that last a lifetime.
This year they are celebrating 125 years of helping children
in Derbyshire and have planned a series of fundraising events to mark
the occasion, one of which is the Kilimanjaro Challenge. Having lived in Derbyshire all of my life and having many business connections across the county I feel it right and proper to support such a worth while charity in my local county.
Together with a number of other like minded people, I will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro which at 5,895m high, is one of the largest volcanoes to ever break through the Earth’s crust and is the world’s highest freestanding mountain. I will be taking the Lemosho Trail to the top which starts in Tanzania and finishes 7 days later at the summit.
How will the money you raise help the charity?
The charity wants to help even more children, in today's society where the needs are acknowledged to be as great if not greater than when it was set up. It is currently able to give 450 holidays a year but receives annually in excess of 600 referrals: children in desperate need of a holiday, the majority identified by schools and social services. Many have suffered abuse and neglect: others come from loving, caring families who are simply currently experiencing difficult circumstances through no fault of their own.
The charity’s aim is to secure enough funding to build a reserve that will allow it to increase the available holidays to 700 a year. That will need an extra £170,000 a year which is a big ask but the charity’s stature has grown and grown and there is confidence that it can be done.
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