UKH Foundation has proudly donated £4,500 to Over the Wall, a charity providing free therapeutic recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses, as well as their families.
Over the Wall launched in 1999, and since then many of the UK’s most seriously ill children have been able to go swimming, catch their first fish, dance in the sunshine, perform centre stage and create the memories of a lifetime. The charity also provides further support for siblings and parents, ensuring they are involved in a few events to create some fantastic memories as a family.
Over the Wall camps are held at numerous locations across the UK, with high quality care standards at the forefront of their priorities; each campsite has a team of Paediatric Doctors and Specialist Nurses running unobtrusive ‘Medsheds’.
During her time volunteering at an Over the Wall summer camp, one of the doctors told the charity: “The children have the time of their lives and they grow in confidence before your eyes. It's just brilliant to see, and there's all kinds of feedback from medical teams and hospitals about the difference it makes to their management of their condition, their frame of mind, their 'can-do' attitude.”
Kevin Mathieson, CEO of Over the Wall, said “As you can see, our camps really do transform the lives of children with serious illnesses, and we would like to thank UKH Foundation and Bolton & District Saturday Council for your much appreciated support which is helping us to change the lives of more young people. Once again, thank you very much indeed for your wonderful support!”
To find out more about Over the Wall, you can visit their website here.