Enabling socially and economically underprivileged people with disabilities to benefit from the 'Bendrigg Experience' - social inclusion, inclusive adventure and residential experience. Without this financial aid, our visitors would simply not be able to benefit from these life-enhancing experiences
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (508450)
People with a disability or encountering social disadvantage face multiple barriers to reaching their full potential and being all they can be in a fully inclusive society. A third of households with a disabled person cannot afford to pay for a week's annual holiday away from home whilst 86% of families with a disabled child go without leisure activities. An individual's financial situation should not be a barrier to them taking part in activities that could enhance their lives.
It's important to us that our courses are accessible to all regardless of financial or social disadvantage. The Bendrigg Bursary enables socially & economically underprivileged people with disabilities to benefit from social inclusion, residential experiences and inclusive adventure. This was important before Coronavirus but with over half a million people missing out on a residential this year and 2 million households going through lockdown without a garden, it is now more important than ever.
Our students have thrived & become very independent. For most this is the first time they have been away from home, parents & carers. This fantastic experience has built their confidence to try every activity & engage socially with others. It will leave a legacy & lasting memories for years to come!
Bendrigg allowed me to achieve things that were just insurmountable in my mind previously and the inspiration of others created such a positive environment.
I can't stress enough how our pupils benefit from these trips to Bendrigg - the changes can be seen sometimes immediately or over the coming months. We love Bendrigg!
The difference in our children from beginning to end was remarkable.
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