BDB has participated in several volunteering days with Seashell Trust over Easter – helping children with complex learning and communication disabilities take part in sporting activities.
During the Easter school holiday, the team took part in the charity’s CADS (children’s able and disabled sports) camps – a series of inclusive sports events specially for young people aged 5-25 years. The aim of the volunteering days was to provide additional support to the charity – above and beyond the fundraising activity BDB is already involved in.
The BDB team helped across four different groups, spanning various ages, encouraging the children to get involved in the activities. With swimming, dancing and basketball on the agenda, the young people had the opportunity to try new sports, as well enjoy a low-impact sensory class through an engaging Easter egg hunt.
The inclusive nature of the CADS camps echoes Seashell’s ethos, that sport can be enjoyed and played by all. BDB’s role throughout the day was to get to know each group and help the charity teams carry out lively and interesting sessions – helping young people get involved outside of regular lessons.
“Partnering with Seashell Trust over the last 16 months has been a great experience for the whole BDB team, as it’s a charity that we hand-picked for its values and vision for the young people. We gave everyone at BDB the opportunity to volunteer at the CADS camp for a day, and feedback from both Seashell Trust and the team was extremely positive,” comments Matt Smith, BDB CEO.
“We’re pleased to show our continued support for Seashell Trust, to grow our contribution and hopefully, create a further positive impact on the charity. We’re looking to provide real, long term benefits as the result of our sustained efforts, not just a short term spike in activity,’ he adds.
Seashell’s award-winning CADS programme provides weekly inclusive sports clubs and holiday activities throughout the year. BDB has already raised over £1,700 for Seashell Trust, and we are continuing to bolster our efforts to raise even more. We appreciate any support – you can donate via our Virgin Money Giving page.