SELFA “bounces back” thanks to support from the Kentown Wizard Foundation
1st December 2023
The Kentown Wizard Foundation have supported SELFA for a second year, this time with a grant of £26,000 to help deliver five weekend groups for children with multiple complex needs where they have the opportunity to access rebound therapy close to home.
The money has already made a massive difference to children and young people living in the Craven district who need a high level of support. As well as rebound therapy, children can take part in a wide range of activities such as baking, sensory play, crafts and music. Each session is staffed by specialist workers and volunteers which ensures that the children can attend independently, providing much needed respite for parents and carers.
Emma Pears SELFA’s Chief Officer said “We are absolutely delighted to receive a grant from The Kentown Wizard Foundation. Last year they supported SELFA families on a wonderful residential break to The Bendrigg Trust in the Lake District and this grant has enabled us to offer a wide range of new opportunities, with over 32 children and young people accessing weekend and holiday sessions in the first three months of the project!”
Debbie Bamber, Operations Manager at The Kentown Wizard Foundation said:
“These additional rebound sessions will give children with severe and complex needs the opportunity to try new activities, improve their physical function and develop friendships in a safe and supportive environment. Having witnessed first hand the many benefits of Rebound Therapy, we are thrilled to be supporting such a positive project.”
SELFA has already made a huge difference to not only the children attending their sessions, but their families as well. Each session is staffed by specialist workers and volunteers which ensures that the children can attend independently, providing much-needed respite for their parents and carers.
The Kentown Wizard Foundation exists solely to have a positive and enduring impact on the lives of children and young adults with life-threatening conditions and serious disabilities, they do this through offering grants to charities across the UK who improve the lives of children living with life threatening conditions and serious disabilities. To find out more, visit https://kentownwizard.org/
The project is open to children and young people aged 4-25 with profound and multiple disabilities who have been referred to SELFA. For more information email email@example.com or call 01535 533110.