An innovative disability project in Huntingdon is holding a volunteer day on, Saturday 2 July, to encourage people to support and help make a huge difference to a disabled child’s life. The Inclusion Project Cambridgeshire, which is ran by leading charity Action for Children, is holding the event, from 10:30am to 3:30pm, at it’s offices in Saxongate, Bradbury Place, Huntingdon. The project, which opened in April, 2010, supports disabled children and young people, aged between 0 and 19, in accessing mainstream activities. If a disabled child or young person wants to be involved in an activity such as Brownies, Cubs, a sports club or an activity such as drumming, the project provides support to make this possible. Each child receives one-to-one support and the project helps them to make a successful transition into their chosen activity by working alongside the club and its members. The volunteer fair will offer people the opportunity to chat with staff and get any information they need on the Inclusion Project’s work.
The project is looking for:
- Volunteers to support disabled children and young people at their chosen mainstream activity.
- Volunteers to help research clubs and activities in Cambridgeshire.
- Volunteers with a disability to help deliver training about disability issues.
Anne, whose son was given the opportunity to attend swimming clubs following Inclusion Project Cambridgeshire’s supports said: ”The Inclusion Project has had a huge impact on my son’s life and has provided him with opportunities that were never possible before. To be part of a swimming club and around other children helped him to make friends, get exercise and put a massive smile on his face. It’s a hobby which I can see him doing for the rest of his life now.”
Linda Simmons, Project Manager at the Inclusion Project Cambridgeshire, said: “We urge anyone interested in helping out at our project to come down to the fair and meet and chat with our staff. The project helps disabled children have the same opportunities as other children and we need your help to continue the amazing progress we have made. No previous experience is required and volunteers can offer as much time as they are able.
“It’s the prefect opportunity to find out about the project and the work we do in helping to support children with disabilities. Volunteering can have such a positive impact on a child’s life and there are so many different ways that people can help.”
The full address for the Volunteer Day is Inclusion Project Cambridgeshire, Saxongate, Bradbury Place, Huntingdon, PE29 3RR.
For more information on the volunteer day or the please contact Linda Simmons or Graham Tuffrey on 01480 451775 or Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
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