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Bear Ahead, Break Away to Kielder

Bear Ahead in action on the Zip Wire

Berwick based support group Bear Ahead enjoyed a much needed break at Calvert Trust Kielder. The group, who provide support and friendship to people who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, along with their families and carers, had a “smashing time”  trying out some of the Trust’s high adrenaline outdoor activities.

“Even though many of us were scared of heights, when we worked together as a group, we were able to complete the high ropes course.  Supporting each other made us realise that we could do it."

During their week at the centre, they tried out archery, laser clay shooting, climbing on the indoor wall and flying through the air on the zip wire. 

Bear Ahead in action on the Indoor Climbing WallThe group used their time away to build on their core values of friendship and support for one another, but also to help give their carers, who are family members, a break from their caring role.

Bear Ahead heard about Calvert Trust Kielder through their supporter Northumberland Head Injury Service, who were able to make this trip a reality from funding they received from Berwick Borough Housing Community Care Fund.

Bear Ahead is a voluntary organisation who receive no regular funding from outside agencies. They hope that with support from the Community Care Fund they can build their service to help more people in the future.

Bear Ahead is a very friendly group who share their knowledge and coping strategies for living with a Traumatic Head Injury. If you would like to know more about the group and the support they could offer you they are having an open day on Thursday 16 May 10.30am – 2.30pm. Check out the Bear Ahead website or Facebook page for more information.


For further information about booking your Activity Holiday at Calvert Trust Kielder contact our Business Development Team on 01434 250232.




Please contact
our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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