National charity to offer free disabled activities in Staffordshire

Caudwell-Children-2897412A children’s charity is bringing together disabled young people in Staffordshire through a series of free activities.

Stoke on Trent based Caudwell Children are offering a number of ASDAN accredited activities, including cookery workshops and an exotic animal show, to children and young people with disabilities in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

The charity works to provide practical and emotional support to families living with disabled children, with their ASDAN accredited courses seeing success in Liverpool and the Midlands.

Emily Buttery, Short Break Activities Coordinator at Caudwell Children, said: “This series of activities are a great way for young people with disabilities to broaden their horizons, learn new skills and meet other young people.

“The nature of the activities means they will learn new skills and gain a recognised qualification that will help them in their lives. The programs also have a great effect on their confidence as they are interacting with other young disabled people.”

The activities will be supported by Caudwell Children volunteers and trained buddies who will be on hand to ensure that the activities take place in a safe and secure environment.

Trudi Beswick, CEO of Caudwell Children, said: “The short break activities we provide at Caudwell Children are great for young disabled people to learn new skills and boost their confidence.

“Having the opportunity to meet other disabled youngsters and learn key life skills, such as cooking or money management whilst making new friends is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in.”

The program of activities is free for disabled children aged between 8 and 18 in the Staffordshire area. The activities take place at Biddulph Town Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST8 6AR on the following dates:

Thursday 27th February(5 – 8:30pm), Monday 3rd March (6 – 8:30pm), Saturday 8th March (10 – 4pm), Thursday 13th March (5-8:30pm), Thursday 20th March (5-8:30pm), Thursday 27th March (5-8:30pm) and Saturday 5th April (10-4pm).

For more information and to book your place on these activities contact Emily Buttery on: 01782600263 or email Emily.buttery@caudwellchildren.com