My sister has dedicated most of her working life helping underprivileged children and she asked: "the next time you do a ride will you help our charity". Caldecott Foundation supports vulnerable children by offering the support they need to have chance of happiness.
Having children, how could I say no!
Cycling an average of 110 miles per day from Lands End to John O'Groats starting on the 24th April. and with your support the inevitable soar derrière will be for a good cause!!
The Caldecott Foundation was formed over a century as a registered charity and has provided residential care and education for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Our young people have been through some harrowing experiences and need time and a safe environment to help them come to terms with their traumatic childhood. We focus on giving them an individualised programme of recovery. This includes providing a caring and supportive family-style home as well as a range of therapies and emotional support. So often too, our children’s schooling has been severely disrupted and so an individualised educational programme is also a key part of the holistic care that we offer.
Due to circumstances beyond their control the young people in our care have often been deprived of a usual childhood where play, positive friendship and family groups and opportunities to learn and develop have been missing from their lives. It is so important that they are able to have the opportunity to play and interact with peers and adults; to develop positive relationships and social skills which will help them achieve their potential in the future.
Our aim is to give them a secure and safe environment whilst supporting them to develop self-worth, confidence, self-esteem and promote positive relationships. A big part of this is the opportunity to play and interact with other children and adults, and learn what it is to be a child and to have fun, these are the areas of their lives that they may not have had previously. This in turn will help them achieve more positive outcomes for their futures, which is no more than any child deserves.
A new home has recently been opened in Nottinghamshire that will give young people between the ages of 6 and 16 the opportunity of a brighter future, by ensuring they get the support and encouragement to have the childhoods that all children and young people should have and deserve. We would like to give them this opportunity by supplying age appropriate outdoor play equipment including climbing frames, football goals, push bikes to encourage and support them to have memorable childhood experiences.
Our whole ethos is about doing what’s best to help every young person in our care achieve their full potential and a happier future, no matter how difficult their life was before they came to us.