As the long summer holiday draws to an end, we reflect on the trips that were funded by BBC’s Children In Need and organised by Judy Hargreaves, Children Support Coordinator in South Powys.
Families from all 4 service areas were invited to join us on organised trips to various places. On 21st July we ventured out to Folly Farm, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day, (including the staff, judging by the photograph!)
Angharad, Children and Young Peoples Officer, stated that; “It was lovely seeing the children and their mums having such fun together”.
The next week, we enjoyed a day at Margam park where the families could “Go Ape” and unleash their inner “Tarzan” high in the tree tops. Fears were overcome and confidence was built. Another great day was had by all.
Our next stop on August 8th, was to the St. Fagans Museum of Welsh Life. We walked miles and were able to pop into houses and other buildings from different eras. Such an interesting place, but also very tiring!
Finally the families enjoyed a good old fashioned day at the seaside. Judy said that “This final outing of the Summer was one of the few areas of Wales where the sun shone that day. A picnic lunch was provided and Greggs in Porthcawl had kindly contributed 70 cakes to make the day extra special”.
Over the 4 days the children recorded their thoughts and feelings in ‘Memory Books’ and explored their artistic talents with the pens and paper provided.
A big thank you to everyone involved who really made a difference to the families at this difficult time.