Project information

Children's Holidays in Wales

To take socially disadvantaged, disabled and terminally children on holiday. Each holidays is a week long - at The Blaen Wern Farm Trust in Wales. The holidays take place every year, in April, August and October. Holidays are provided for children from every faith and ethnic background.

April 2013 - October 2013

Charity information: Kids Konnect

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  • Need

    Need

    Children living in the most deprived areas of the country have little or no opportunity to experience a holiday - a trip away with other children in a safe environment.
    We know there is a real need for this project as demonstrated by the vast number of referrals we receive each year, from Social Services, Barnardos, Women's Aid, Schools and Hospitals. No child is excluded and no child/family is expected to contribute to the cost.

    Solution

    These holidays make an incredible difference to the children as they provide the opportunity to visit places and take part in activities usually denied them because of their circumstances or condition. It gives the children a real sense of achievement and we know from feedback received that, as well as providing positive childhood memories, other outcomes include improved confidence, social skills and self esteem.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To take 15 chidlren plus carers to The Blaen Wern Farm Trust in April 2013.

    Activities

    » As this is an ongoing project, we will continue to raise funds through our charity shop in Orrell Park, Liverpool.
    » Send grant applications to Grant Making Trusts.
    » Organise collections, raffles and tombolas to raise funds and awareness.

    Success will be...a happy and safe holiday in Wales. Seeing the children enjoying their new surroundings and taking part in all the activities.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project enables us to identify those children and their families that will need our ongoing support. We provide clothes, shoes etc. for those living in severe deprivation. We also provide food hampers and toys at Christmas.
    Our success is demonstrated by the huge number of referrals we receive. We have a long waiting list. We compile feedback from everyone involved to ensure that what we provide continues to be relevant and necessary.

    Risk

    There are no risks as such that could affect the project. Should a child be unable to attend (eg if he/she has complex needs and their hospital won't approve it) we are able to take another from our long waiting list.

    Reporting

    All donors will receive a photograph and report from the holiday. it will detail all the activities the children took part in and will also include 'case studies' - explaining further about the children they have helped.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,019

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,252 Accommodation 15 children, 13 carers.
      £1,925 Coach Hire Liverpool to Llanybydder & return, + days out.
      £750 Admission Fees Theme/Farm parks admission fees.
      £1,050 Children's Money Pocket money and spends at parks.
      £1,042 Misc Expenses Food for special diets, tuck shop, personal care items.
  • Background

    Location

    The holidays take place at The Blaen Wern Farm Trust . This Centre was purpose built in 1988 to give people with health problems, and their families and/or carers, full board countryside accommodation, therapy and recreation tailored to meet their needs.
    It is located on a large farm in Llanybydder, Wales.

    Beneficiaries

    The project benefits any children disadvantaged by poverty, plus disabled and terminally ill children. Kids Konnect is based in Liverpool and we take children referred to us from anywhere in the UK.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Kids Konnect has been organising these holidays since 1994, and as such has vast experience in delivering what is required. Our team of volunteers ranges from carers through to specialist nurses and doctors. These people give up their own holidays to ensure that the children receive the best possible care and attention.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Maureen Thomas

    Maureen is the Founder and Chair of Kids Konnect. She works tirelessly with her team of volunteers to make every holiday a great success.