Over The Wall

2018 Family Camp's

To help families with a child or children with serious or life-limiting illness. Our 4 annual Family Camps provide a much needed respite from the everyday pressures and frustrations that serious illnesses in children creates & allow parents & children to meet others who share these same challenges

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1075361)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£26,735

Donations

43

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • He came home calm, happy, relaxed and his self esteem has grown beyond belief.

    — A Parent

  • This is where the magic happens. OTW rocks!

    — A Volunteer

  • At Family Camp for the first time, there wasn‚Äôt an elephant in the room. All of the families were in the same situation. So much of the camp was just pure fun and so light-hearted. It was brilliant!

    — Julie, Camper parent

  • He came home calm, happy, relaxed and his self esteem has grown beyond belief.

    — A Parent

  • This is where the magic happens. OTW rocks!

    — A Volunteer

  • At Family Camp for the first time, there wasn’t an elephant in the room. All of the families were in the same situation. So much of the camp was just pure fun and so light-hearted. It was brilliant!

    — Julie, Camper parent

Situation

There is great deal of stress on a family unit coping with a child with severe disability. This can lead to a sense of isolation, sadness and at times depression, feeling disconnected from the community. The impact is felt across the whole family.

Solution

We help families to develop coping strategies which will enable them to collectively face the challenges of the ill child's diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Our Therapeutic Recreation programme has proven to increase the self-esteem, confidence and resilience of not only the child with the illness, but also their siblings and parents. We give the families an opportunity to relax and care for themselves whilst at camp. For many of our families, this will be the only holiday they get.