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SSAFA's Exmoor Adventure!

Calvert Trust Exmoor are very proud to have hosted SSAFA's short break for children with additional needs this week, and what a week it's been!

 

The kids have taken part in lots of exciting activities; cycling, climbing, canoeing, archery, abseiling, zip wire, low ropes and challenge course, exciting evening events including a magic show, meet the horses and the always entertaining "SSAFA's Got Talent", and had a fantastic day out to The Milky Way.

 

Emma Barrs & Jane Barnes, from SSAFA's Short Breaks team: "We love coming to Calvert Trust Exmoor, it's an excellent place offering a fun, accessible, enjoyable challenge. SSAFA appreciates the professionalism and quality of service on offer here, which reflects our own high standards."

 

Emma and Jane

 Jane & Emma on the Acland Room Veranda

 

Emma also stressed how important volunteers are to SSAFA's work, (as indeed they are to the work of Calvert Trust Exmoor!); "We just wouldn't be able to run these breaks without the excellent work of our amazing volunteers - over 40 volunteers have been involved in making this week happen and we appreciate every single one of them". To find out more about volunteering with SSAFA visit their 'get involved' webpage, or email emma.B@ssafa.org.uk.

 

Al, a returning volunteer added "Calvert Trust Exmoor is great! Our instructor was fantastic, flexible and accommodating, he enabled the kids to maximise the benefit from all of the activities they did."

 

The week culminated with the kids spending a morning taking part in The Calvert Challenge, which, as you can see from the scoreboard below, was comprehensively won by the green team thanks in large part to a fantastic performance in the archery!

 

SSAFA Scoreboard

 

 

Please contact
our Fundraising Team:

Exmoor

Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221

Kielder

Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255


 

 

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