BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme in Dorset

BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme in Dorset

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:21

BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme in Dorset

[Tuesday 25 June 2019] Bournemouth, UK– Social enterprise BH Live has been awarded a grant of £20,400 by BBC Children in Need to run a series of low cost school holiday activities in Dorset for children with autism.

Starting in the school summer holidays, trampolining, racquet sports, gym, structured play, relaxation sessions, arts and crafts will run at Bournemouth's Littledown Centre.

The activities, aimed at young people aged between 10-18 years old, will be centred on emotional and physical wellness and relationship building. Coaches will work towards helping each child realise their potential and how they can improve health and wellbeing through physical activity.

Kate Rogers, BH Live's Health and Wellbeing Manager said; "With the generous support of BBC Children in Need, and all of their amazing fundraisers, we are making a difference to the lives of young people right here in Dorset.

"Over the next three years, 150 young people will be able to get the support and encouragement they need to be more active and experience the many benefits this brings."

BH Live will work closely with partner organisations including BCP Council, Access Dorset and Autism Wessex to promote and encourage eligible youngsters onto the programme.

Penny Maund, Senior Teacher at Autism Wessex added, "This will make a huge difference to families in Dorset who tell us how difficult it can be to find activities that meet their needs during the school holidays."

BBC Children in Need relies on the generosity and creativity of the thousands of supporters and fundraisers who raise millions of pounds for the charity every year. To date the UK public has raised over £1 billion for children and young people facing disadvantage across the UK.

Daniella Lipscombe, South Regional Support Assistant, BBC Children in Need commented, "BBC Children in Need is committed to improving the lives of those children and young people who need it most by supporting projects like this which work locally to make real and lasting changes to young lives."


Find out more about the activity programme by contacting littledown@bhlive.org.uk

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