Lisa at Daytrippers Bolton has sent us an email saying how our contribution has helped raise £2500 at their annual dinner dance. It’s a big boost to their funds and will surely make a huge difference to all the kids they support.
Daytrippers Bolton is a parent and carer led registered charity that provides days out and activities for disabled children and their families living around Bolton, Lancashire.
Daytrippers Bolton was the brainchild of one parent who had 2 young children one of whom has severe disabilities. Having a day out as a family was a nightmare with an active 4yr old and a child with disabilities. The day usually ended in tears with their visit having to be cut short due to her child with disabilities having a seizure or becoming unwell. This lead to the family feeling very isolated.
Gradually getting to know other parents and carers of children with disabilities made her realised that she was not alone and that abandoned days out and isolation were a common occurrence.
With this in mind she set about looking at ways to improve the situation she found herself in and decided to book a session at The Space Centre, Preston, a special needs soft play/sensory centre and asked other like families if they would like to go.
Read Lisa’s email on our Testimonials page.