There are so many people to thank for making this weekend such a successful event, but here goes:
Malcolm Miles for giving up so much of his time to help me in the planning of the weekend and for spending time with us over the weekend. Stuart Nundy, Outdoor Activity Officer for Hampshire County Council for a very generous grant which enabled HPFA to keep the cost of participating at the same level as last year. All the staff at Calshot for their enthusiasm and versatility which ensured full participation in every activity for our entire group, despite our mixed ability levels. Kaz White, Recreational Activities Inclusion Officer (Disabled Children & Young People) for Hampshire County Council. Kaz gave up a Saturday to come and help us with the water sports and climbing sections of the programme and added hugely to the enjoyment of all participants – Thanks Kaz – same again next year?
And finally all the carers who accompanied the youngsters this year who all give up their weekend and actually pay to attend and assist. HPFA is extremely grateful to all of you and in particular Mrs. Bobbi Poll the leader of the “giggly girls” from Kings whose knowledge and common sense undoubtedly made the weekend such a success. Planning has already commenced for the trip in 2010 and I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible again.