The Siblings and Young Carers Break offers recreational activities and a respite break to young people who are siblings or a child of a parent with an additional need or disability. Children have the opportunity to take part in new and exciting activities such as horse riding, kayaking, sailing, archery, caving and abseiling. They also develop skills, increase their confidence and derive a sense of achievement and well-being.
Participants share experiences and gain mutual support from each other in a safe and supportive environment facilitated by SSAFA's expert in-house team of qualified social workers, health staff and specially trained volunteers.
Tegan Jones, Director of Fundraising at SSAFA, said:
"Annington Trust's generous support will allow SSAFA to further support siblings and young carers who do a great job of helping their families. It is important for them to have a fun, relaxing trip to look forward to and to know that their hard work has earned them such an experience."
"The Annington Trust is delighted to support this worthy cause," commented Elizabeth Filkin, former Chair of The Annington Trust. "The Trustees are always keen to support initiatives where beneficiaries are children and young people living within the Service Community and were unanimous in wanting to assist with this project.
"SSAFA's Short Breaks programme - like The Annington Challenge run in conjuction with the Outward Bound Trust - focuses on building self-confidence and helping youngsters gain a real sense of achievement. We wish all participants all the very best for what looks like a great week."
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Update: The Annington Trust agreed to support this programme for three years at a cost of £5,500 PA. On 19 July 2017 SSAFA informed the Annington Trust that the Short Breaks programme was being withdrawn due to changes in the way the charity is planning on delivering support to families.