Throughout summer, in addition to Blackpool Summer of Fun Camps and Community sessions, Blackpool FC Community Trust have provided 120 Hours of sessions for children living with disabilities. Funded by Lancashire Local Offer, Stars Inclusion Camp was based at Blackpool FC Stadium in The Education and Community Centre.
The children and young people had a great time over the six weeks, taking part in a range of activities: table tennis, football tennis, pool/snooker, arts and crafts, gaming, jigsaws, watching films, dancing, Lego and much more.
“It’s great to be able to offer parents and guardians the respite for their children to attend our half term camps. We offer a variety of activities, so there is something for everyone, and when there is not, we improvise, to make sure everyone is included. It’s good to see the children getting involved and making new friends.” –Paul Mullin, Disability Inclusion Officer.
The amazing quotes from parents speak volumes for what impact the sessions have on the young people who attend.
“All staff at the inclusion camp are absolutely brilliant. I always feel safe leaving my son, even with covid about I felt he was safe” Parent, anonymous, from Monkey Survey feedback, August 2020.
“The whole team do a great job and it really feels like everyone is included thanks guys”—Parent, anonymous, from Monkey Survey feedback, August 2020.
“Camp is great as usual. My son has really enjoyed it and asked to attend more. It is great”– Parent, anonymous, from Monkey Survey feedback, August 2020.
“Can’t thank the amazing staff enough, it is the only holiday club my son can’t wait to get to and thoroughly enjoys. 5 stars all the way and massive thanks” Parent, anonymous, from Monkey Survey feedback, August 2020.
“Harry loved his time at Summer Camp, he looked forward to it and after being home for so long it was great for him to have an opportunity to have fun, I felt he was safe there and he’s already looking forward to the next Camp” Julie, mum.
Our next camp will take place in the October half term. Please get in touch for more information.
In addition, did you know we also provided:
- Adult Pan football: beginner level, for players (men and women) from 16 plus, living with a disability.
- Adult Unified football: intermediate level, for players (men and women) from 16 plus, living with a disability or mental related condition.
- Get Set to Go football: People aged 16 +, to help support positive mental health.
- Junior Pan football: 7 to 16 years old, living with a disability.
For more information on Blackpool FC Community Trust; Call: 01253 348 691, Visit: www.BFCCT.co.uk or follow BFCCT on social media.