DISABILITIES TAKE A GIANT STEP FORWARD
On the 14th of October 2012, local girl from Hessle in East Yorkshire, KELSEY EDWARDS became one of the first disabled young people to take part in crossing a high wire suspension bridge. Kelsey a cheerful and determined young girl has cerebral palsy making it difficult for hr to walk. However, with the aid of local charity ALTITUDE ADVENTURES she was able to successfully complete the challenge.
The bridge is located at HONISTER QUARRY, in the Lake District, and measures some 250 feet in length, suspended over a drop over 200 feet high. For an able bodied person it is no mean feat but with her disability Kelsey had to overcome a difficult climb to the start of the bridge, and then manage to navigate the moving bridge. This she achieved not just going one way, but also returning.
The event is believed to be the first of its kind and was seen by all as a massive success, proving that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
A video of the event is currently showing on youtube titled MVI Kelsey 5.
ALTITUDE ADVENTURES is an East Riding based small charity, that works throughout the East Riding supporting young people in their pursuit of adventurous and outdoor activities. Giving them a taste of a variety of different activities and having the expertise and skill base needed to help them succeed. Please feel free to contact any of us for more details about the work we do.
Founder/Treasurer Helen Caldwell
Tel 01482 860991 Mob 07760 443182
Technical Adviser Tony Holdsworth Technical Adviser/Founder Richard Clark
Mob 07502 130916 Tel 01482 679854 Mob 07947 805424
Photos from the VYPER Awards Evening on 15th June, 2012 at The Lawns, Cottingham
Congratualations to Brandesburton Young Farmers Club for their winning posters depicting stress and what it means for young people in rural areas.
To see the winning entries from Brandesburton Young Farmers Club, please open the attachment.
ERVAS and the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board have developed a short guide for Voluntary and Community Sector Child Welfare Officers.
This guide highlights the roles and responsibilities of Child Welfare Officers within their club, such as ensuring that children, young people, parents, volunteers, trustees and paid staff are aware of who their Child Welfare Officer is and what they do to safeguard children attending the club.
There will also be short 2 hour sessions in 2012 to go through the roles in more detail and promote the booklets.