Our new pool will offer wellbeing, exercise and fun. With your donation we will bring the benefits of moving in water to our disabled clients and to the local special needs community, from the young to the old.
Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (801122)
Disability can cause painful conditions and reduced mobility. Opportunities for exercise can be limited. For local people with learning or physical disabilities public pools can be inaccessible. At the Orchard Trust we believe that swimming and exercise should be available to everyone, regardless of their needs and abilities. In Gloucestershire and surrounding areas accessible hydrotherapy facilities for people with special needs are very limited, and high costs can limit access.
Our new Hydrotherapy pool will provide accessible, affordable facilities to people with disabilities. Swimming is a wonderful feeling for people with painful conditions or reduced mobility. Hydrotherapy strengths muscles, improves fitness, promotes wellbeing and it is great fun. Every penny we raise will enable our disabled clients and the wider special needs community to benefit from the freedom and joy of swimming, in a safe and welcoming environment.
Dean has cerebral palsy and difficulty walking. Hydrotherapy enables Dean to maintain his mobility and core strength. He's able to move freely in the water, in a safe environment. Dean has so much fun in the water - he loves socialising and having 1:1 time with his Support Staff
Gabriel has profound and multiple Learning Disabilities and other complex needs. He spends much of his time using a wheelchair, but the pool gives him physical freedom and relaxation. Gabriel cannot communicate verbally, but lets me know he is enjoying his swim by relaxing, smiling and laughing.
Chris uses a wheelchair user and enters the pool with a hoist. He is in pain daily but once in the water he is able to relax and move freely, relieving all his aches and pains. It is so lovely to see the happiness on his face and his relaxed and comfortable state.
In the pool disabled children can do things they can't possibly do on dry land. The water supports their bodies and they can play catch and kick the ball. It gives them a chance to do things other children can do. They get so calm and relaxed in the water.
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