Foundation Support for Buddies
A group of disabled youngsters enjoyed a weekend of adventure in the Lake District as a result of a significant grant from the Up and Under Foundation. The youngsters are all part of the Cheshire Buddies, which is a voluntary community group which supports children and young people with disabilities to access a range of activities which they would not normally have the opportunity to be involved with.
Stephanie Lawley, one of the group leaders said:
“They have all had a fantastic time and the trip has meant a great deal to them and their parents. The young people have enjoyed all the activities, being away from home, swimming, the archery and this afternoon we did climbing and rope swinging”
|Sunday saw the group on their bikes|
The Up and Under Foundation was established in 2007 and is largely funded by the activities of staff and friends of the construction and asset management company, the Up and Under Group. Later this year the Foundation will supporting another weekend trip, this time for a group of young carers from Crewe. Additionally they will be helping less well off individuals to take part in adventurous activities working with schools and scout groups.
All of this excitement is great for developing youngsters experience and confidence. I does come at a cost though and later in the year both the Buddies and the Foundation will have significant fund raising efforts. The Buddies will be fund raising at B&Q over Easter, and the Up and Under Foundation have organised a corporate cycle challenge on Sunday 9th June – see www.foundationrides.co.uk.
Cheshire Buddies are planning to take a second group to the Isle of Man later in the year and have the significant challenge of a Lands End to John O’Groats cycle ride to complete. For more information of the Buddies activities see www.cheshirebuddies.co.uk.
|Sadly they were forced to listen to Andy’s singing ;o)|
For more information about the Up and Under Group www.upandunderfoundation.org