On Wednesday 22nd February 2023, SCTSP ran an archery and climbing workshop for the young people we support affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia blood conditions. These workshops took place at the Wolf Mountain Activity Centre.
The event provided an opportunity for the children to take part in physically challenging activities while also experiencing a sense of adventure and accomplishment.
Many of the young people affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia face challenges related to physical activity. However, with the help of the dedicated staff at Wolf Mountain Activity Centre, the children were able to safely participate in climbing and archery, experiencing a sense of freedom and empowerment that is often hard to come by when dealing with a serious health condition.
Beyond the physical benefits of the workshop, the children were able to bond over their shared experiences and offer support to one another creating a sense of community and belonging that is often hard to find when dealing with a serious illness.
Parents were able to see their children's strength and determination firsthand and see them experiencing moments of happiness and adventure despite the challenges they face.
"I liked the climbing the most it was really fun for everyone"- young person who attended the event
At SCTSP, we believe every child deserves to experience fun and adventure, regardless of their circumstances. Our climbing and archery workshops were one of the many ways in which we work to provide support and joy to children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Thank you to Grantham Yorke Trust for making this event possible.