Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

BBC Radio 4 Appeal for Calvert Trust

On Sunday 18th September 2016 at 7.55am, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast an appeal on behalf of the three Calvert Trust Centres in Exmoor, Northumberland and The Lake District. The appeal is being made by Frank Gardner, and features the story of Calvert Trust guest Scott, and his mum Claire.


As well as being BBC Security Correspondent and a bestselling author, Frank Gardner is also a former guest at Calvert Trust Exmoor, having stayed at the centre in 2007 as part of his recovery programme.  Frank became a wheelchair user in 2004, after being shot 6 times at close range whilst reporting in Saudi Arabia.


Scott, who’s story you hear in the appeal, loved learning to cook over an open fire; his mum Claire said “it felt very safe there. We are both more positive, with lots of ideas to try, and a changed approach to life.”


The appeal will be repeated on Radio 4 on Sunday 18th September at 9.26pm, and again on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at 3:27pm, and will be available to 'listen again' on shortly after the first broadcast.


Scott enjoying toasting marshmallows with his instructor


Frank Gardner during the BBC Radio 4 Appeal recording


Frank Gardner abseiling during his visit to Calvert Trust Exmoor in 2007


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