Andy - Poverty

From a young age Andy and his younger brother suffered physical abuse at the hands of his stepfather. The trauma came to ahead when the two boys witnessed the murder of their mother and the subsequent imprisonment of the man that had treated them so badly.

Sent to live with their estranged father, Andy’s life took another unfortunate turn when his dad suffered a life changing stroke. Now aged ten, Andy cares for his father and younger brother the best he can – constantly craving the fun and laughter he sees other little boys enjoy.

Going to Silverdale gave Andy the chance to be a typical ten year old, with an action packed week of fun and games to put the smile back on his face. Our caring staff made him feel right at home and he will cherish the memories he made for the rest of his life.