Calvert Trust Exmoor

Fulfilling Potential Appeal

Please help us to support • a major extension and redevelopment of our Hydrotherapy Centre • a new flexible Vista Room with panoramic views of Exmoor for all-year round activities • a larger equipment store and instructors’ hub

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1005776)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£1,280

Donations

4

    Category

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

    Helping

Location

  • An ideal opportunity for our Autistic children to experience new activities, a real challenge for them made enjoyable by patient, caring staff.

    — St Christopher's School

  • In one week here, students have learnt more than in weeks at school. It has been a life changing experience and something they’ll remember forever.

    — Meadow High School

  • We have never felt so accepted as a family – we didn’t have to explain Emily’s behaviour to anyone. What an amazing experience. Thank you so much.”

    — Engelking Family

Situation

Without investment in our facilities we will not be able to provide the special 'Calvert Experience' which helps our disabled visitors to thrive. Eg our Hydroptherapy Centre desperately needs improved changing rooms - at present these comprise two small open plan rooms (male and female) with a single shower in each. Each has a changing table which, when in use, takes up almost all the space available. Consequently, severely disabled visitors have to be changed in full view of others.

Solution

1. New changing rooms will have eight unisex changing cubicles, two large multi-person changing rooms, equipped with a bed change facility and ceiling track for helping visitors who need to lie down when changed, five showers, two disabled WCs, lockers and hair dryers 2. A new 'Vista Room' will be created with views over Exmoor so that visitors can enjoy the countryside even when they are indoors 3. Increased space and facilities for our specialist instructors and the equipment needed.