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November 2023 –
The Kentown Wizard Foundation has supported SELFA for a second year, this time with a grant of £26,000. Over the next 12 months, this funding will enable them to organise a weekly club for children with multiple complex needs, providing them with the valuable opportunity to access rebound therapy close to home.
SELFA’s mission is to work towards a community where all children and young people are celebrated and know they belong. They run a full programme of activities for school-age children, who live or attend school in North Yorkshire. This includes health and wellbeing programmes, targeted holiday workshops, trips and rebound therapy sessions.
When coupled with physiotherapy, rebound therapy is thought to be a hugely successful rehabilitation technique for children with physical disabilities. In addition to its positive impact on physical function, it can also be advantageous to children who have learning disabilities, sensory needs, or developmental disorders.
Debbie Bamber, Operations Manager at The Kentown Wizard Foundation said:
“These additional rebound sessions will give children with severe and complex needs the opportunity to try new activities, improve their physical function and develop friendships in a safe and supportive environment. Having witnessed first hand the many benefits of Rebound Therapy, we are thrilled to be supporting such a positive project.”
SELFA has already made a huge difference to not only the children attending their sessions, but their families as well. Each session is staffed by specialist workers and volunteers which ensures that the children can attend independently, providing much-needed respite for their parents and carers.
Emma Pears, Chief Officers at SELFA said:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive a grant from The Kentown Wizard Foundation. Last year they supported SELFA families on a wonderful residential break to The Bendrigg Trust in the Lake District and this grant has enabled us to offer a wide range of new opportunities, with over 32 children and young people accessing weekend and holiday sessions in the first three months of the project!”
The project is open to children and young people aged 4-25 with profound and multiple disabilities who have been referred to SELFA. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01535 533110
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