Calvert Trust Kielder, based in Hexham, Northumberland, has over 30 years of experience in delivering exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activity holidays to people of all ages and abilities. Each year they help thousands of young people with disabilities to take part in activities they may otherwise not have had the opportunity to enjoy. Many visitors have never even had a holiday before. To do this, and to take part in activities which enable them to achieve their potential, is an invaluable experience, often a truly life-changing one, and each visit provides the opportunity to try something new in a safe and caring environment.
“You have made our children come alive and shown them that they can achieve so much more than the world thinks they can.” Stuart Thomas, Linden Bennett School
By focusing on challenging disability through outdoor adventure, a visit to Calvert Trust Kielder is not just about fun, it’s about developing personal skills that can be taken into everyday life.
“Every year we need to replace tired and worn out equipment that is used by our guests when taking part in activities. A grant of £1,000 from the DM Foundation has meant that we have been able to purchase new climbing and abseiling rope which is used in a number of activities: climbing, abseiling, high ropes, zip wire and King Swing. With over 5,000 visitors each year it is essential that we have a rolling replacement programme in place to ensure that we have sufficient safety equipment and that it is in full working order.” Pete Coulson, Activities Manager
Calvert Trust Kielder was awarded a grant of £1,000 by DM Thomas Foundation for Young People.