Leeds Children’s Charity creates happy childhood memories for the neediest of families, with fun-filled, week long break to Silverdale, near Morecambe. With the support of local schools, social workers, families and carers, we take over 400 children to our holiday home each year where they play, make friends and enjoy respite from the difficulties they face at home.
Most of the children we support are aged 7-11 and come from the most deprived areas of Leeds. They are usually referred to us by their school and with the full support of their family or carer, we set about creating a mini break full of seaside fun.
Our purpose-built holiday centre sits in the peaceful village of Silverdale, on the Lancashire coast near Morecambe. Being in an area of outstanding natural beauty and packed with great on site facilities, children are able to enjoy the seaside, the rolling hills and a safe happy indoor environment.
The charity has contact with primary schools in Leeds and each year, the schools are encouraged to refer young people for a holiday, for a break. Each child referred is known by the staff at the school well and as a consequence, the charity is certain that the right young people are being supported. Each year the charity receives more referrals than it can cater for, but is currently working with partners to make sure that the young people who are in need, receive some support.
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posted by LCC - 07/01/16
Leeds Children’s Charity has been taking young people from backgrounds of challenge and disadvantage to the Silverdale area for over 100 years. Since 1932 the historic …Read more >