Helicopters, engines, the Downs, apples – and bicycles. These are a few of our favourite things!

So it should come as no surprise that we’re training up in readiness for our corporate team challenge of the Autumn: to tackle the full 100 miles of the ups and downs of the South Downs Way, on bikes, all in aid of this year’s corporate charity Kangaroos Disability Clubs. Read on for more information on what the funds will go towards, and why we’re proud to supopo

Charmaine, Alex (not pictured), Simon and Jeremy will be saddling up on 29th September – so please support them and send some sponsorship money this way, via our JustGiving page.

Thank you so much in advance for all your support!

 

 

 

We’re aiming to raise £4000, which could provide the following:

An amazing day out for over 100 family members to a theme park, such as Harry Potter World

Family fun days are where families with disabled children and adults, including siblings who often get overlooked, can come together to enjoy a day out with all the organisation taken care of, and everybody is are supported in a safe and friendly environment.

Feedback from previous family day trips:

‘It is good to mix with other families and know that it will be an easy day out with everything covered.’

Kangaroos’ Recent Family Fun Day


‘It helps my son feel more involved in my daughter’s world and provides opportunities for us all to have fun together.’

Or, it could pay for 10 young people with a range of learning disabilities and additional needs to spend a night at a residential activity centre

Activities at the centre are fully inclusive so everyone, whatever their abilities, gets a chance to ‘have a go’ at zipwires, archery, tunneling, high ropes, bushcraft, orienteering, and an evening around a campfire with their friends.

For some young people this might be the only opportunity they have to enjoy an overnight stay independently from their families.

Feedback from a previous trip:

“S had an amazing time at Hindleap, thanks to everyone. So delighted he made a friend with J and seemed to really love it!”

How do these activities benefit members of Kangaroos?

  • It’s a chance for members to push themselves out of their comfort zones, overcome their fears and support each other to achieve their goals.
  • Their confidence increases by trying new activities, cheered on by their friends.
  • It allows them valuable time to spend with other members and to make new friendships.
  • It enables parents/carers to have precious respite and quality time to spend with their other family members.

Thank you for your support! Please donate via our JustGiving page here.

 

Related News

Spitfire MJ772 at Biggin Hill
Celebrating with a Spitfire

Celebrating 50 years of trading, Hayward & Green founder David Green flies the very same spitfire he first…

Read article
Lynx HMA8 helicopter delivery
The Big Cats meet the Raptor!

We take delivery of a Hawk Astra Jet and eight ex-MOD Lynx HMA8 Helicopters Busy days at our …

Read article