When our usual trips off-site weren’t possible due to the pandemic, our amazing team came up with new, fun activities on-site – including socially-distanced bingo and early morning exercises.
Callum’s camp out
But Callum, who has been shielding since lockdown, couldn’t join in. So our team thought outside the box, arranging a personal camping trip for Callum inside our grounds at Tadworth.
While Emma and Luisa helped him pack a bag and get ready, other team members set up the tent and made a pond (from a paddling pool) in the garden. Callum had a fantastic day, enjoying a walk around site, fishing and a dance party! Later he did some stargazing in the sensory room, staring up at the projection lights.
After his big day out, Callum received a warm welcome home at Jasmine House just a minute’s walk away. Though it felt like he’d been on the trip of a lifetime.
Gwen’s superhero challenge
Four-year-old Gwen has been attending Tadworth Tots at The Children’s Trust since September 2018. It’s our dedicated nursery for young children with a wide range of specialist needs.
Gwen is unable to walk due to nerve damage in her spinal cord. She also has vocal cord palsy and an unsafe swallow, which means that she has a trachestomy tube to keep her airway safe. But if you think all that stops this determined little girl, think again!
Gwen and her mum Jenny have completed an amazing challenge in aid of The Children’s Trust. Gwen wheeled 2km in her stander, crawled and stair climbed 1km, while Jenny completed a 6km run. Then they covered 11km together, with Gwen in her pram.
The pair have raised an incredible £685 and say it’s their way of giving something back. Jenny explains that Gwen has developed a lot since attending Tadworth Tots and adds: “She loves it so much she sometimes refuses to come home!”
Did you know?
Our nursery delivers high quality education, therapy and healthcare for children whose health needs are so complex that they cannot be supported in a mainstream nursery. https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/our-services/early-years/nursery