Enabling people with disabilities from all walks of life, 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, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
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. Whilst 81% of disabled people would like to be more active, 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 evidence showing disabled people's lives have been hardest hit by Covid-19, it is now more important than ever.
“We love coming to Bendrigg it’s a place that allows my son, in his words, to feel free. He enjoys all the activities and every activity is accessible no matter the ability of the child or adult.”
“From the moment we arrived to the minute we left, we had the most amazing time”
“The most accessible place we have ever been and the most inclusive. It’s amazing. Keep doing what you do here it makes such a difference to young people lives.”
"My son has been withdrawn and anxious over the past year but this has really boosted his confidence again. It’s been lovely A* all around, thank you. Without the funding we really would have struggled to find the money to come and therefore we’re really grateful for everyone raising funds.”
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