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Phone lines open in Swindon Wednesday 17 May at the slightly later time of 9.15am.  Please call 07799 476519 to book.  

Don't forget to look at the size of the challenge indicated by the key at the bottom of the page.

 

227 London's Calling

Challenge group size:  L

Swindon Carers Centre

What's the challenge?

Swindon Carers Centre support carers of all ages in the town.  The youngest is 5 years and the oldest is 90+.   The Centre try to ensure that all local carers have a quality of life alongside their caring role. 

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Up to 15 of their young adult carers aged 17-24 years would love a London Sightseeing day. This would be a unique day out for the carers who would normally find this hard to organise due to their caring role and the financial restraints. The itinerary will be up to the team - a sightseeing tour by bus, a day out at Madame Tussauds, a picnic in a park - the choice is yours. The young carers could arrive at a single meeting point and ideally the trip should take place at the weekend.    

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228  Life's a beach

Challenge group size:  L

Swindon Carers Centre

What's the challenge?

Swindon Carers Centre support carers of all ages in the town.  The youngest is 5 years and the oldest is 90+.   The Centre try to ensure that all local carers have a quality of life alongside their caring role. 

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Up to 30 of their young cares aged 5 – 8 years would like a day at a beach this summer as it is something that many have not experienced before. A picnic and an ice cream would also be a special touch. If this costs too much, they would be happy to visit the man made beach in South Cerney. It will be a bonus if you could prepare the invites for each of the children and provide funds for transport to and from the coach pick up point. The trip could be on a weekday if in the school summer holidays, or at the weekend if during term time.

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229  Animal magic

Challenge group size:  M

Marlborough House

What's the challenge?

Marlborough House is a 12 bedded inpatient unit caring for adolescents experiencing a range of different mental health difficulties including depression, anorexia or bipolar.

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Please arrange a relaxing and fun day out to somewhere like the Cotswold Wildlife Park or Sealife Centre to see the animals. This would need to be on a weekday during the summer holidays.

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230 Boaty Mcboat Face

Challenge group size:  M

Survivors of bereavement by suicide  - (SOBS)

What's the challenge?

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) exist to offer emotional support, help, information and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.

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They would like an afternoon boat /canal trip for around 10 survivors to include a cream tea.   Preferably this should be a weekday, ideally a Thursday. This will build friendship and break the social isolation caused by bereavement.  It will also enhance their health and wellbeing and leave a positive memory of a special day out for all involved.

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231 Pride

Challenge group size:  M

Swindon Therapy Centre For Multiple Sclerosis

What's the challenge?

Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis is a self-help group which exists to support people with MS, their carers and families as well as those suffering from other neorological conditions.

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They would like a day out for up to 30 people to Longleat, to include a packed lunch or alternative.  This would need to be a weekday (best day is Tuesday but only as a guide) and there will be a few wheelchair users.

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232  Don't can this

Challenge group size:  M

Westlea Primary School

What's the challenge?

Westlea Primary School is a mainstream primary school that has a Special Resourced Provision (SRP) for up to 10 Physically Disabled (PD) pupils. Each of these pupils has a physical disability being identified as the primary need, however these pupils often have associated other needs such as medical, hearing, visual, speech and language, autistic, behaviour and sometimes minor learning difficulties.

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Please arrange a weekday trip to Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP) in Maidenhead, for the SRP PD pupils (currently 7), their parents and school staff.  The centre is fully equipped to cater for the needs of physically disabled children/young people focussing on what they CAN do.   One of the pupils described their first TVAP visit thanks to ZCT in 2014 as "the best school trip ever!"   Please include a session(s) in the sensory room and goody bags.

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233  Wook at this

Challenge group size:  L

Phoenix Enterprises

What's the challenge?

Phoenix Enterprises support adults with physical disabilities or mental health problems by providing training and employment opportunities working in a direct mail service environment.  Service users gain work based skills in a controlled and safe environment with the ultimate aim of finding mainstream employment elsewhere.

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They would like to take up to 30 service users to Wookey Hole caves for the day.  This would include entrance fees and lunch would be a big bonus. Wookey Hole have agreed a special concessionary price of £9.50 for all service users.   The trip would need to be on a weekday.

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234 See the Sea

Challenge group size:  M

Stonewater Housing Association, Hazelmead House

What's the challenge?

Hazelmead House is a hostel for people recovering from mental health issues as they aim to return to independent living.

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They would like a day out on a weekday to the seaside for up to 15 residents and a few staff.   This will give the residents an opportunity to develop their social skills by interacting with the team on the day, and a day out by the sea has to be good for improving your state of mental health!

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