We urgently need to buy a new wheelchair-accessible minibus to replace one which is coming to the end of its useful life. Our rural location means that young people with complex disabilities depend on minibuses to enjoy days out.
Why Young People Like Ellie Need Access to Minibuses
Since joining Chailey Heritage Foundation two years ago, Ellie (pictured right throwing a ball) has shown a great deal of interest in school sport sessions, which has benefited her emotionally and physically.
By making use of our minibuses, we have been able to offer Ellie and her classmates the opportunity to enter several off-site sporting competitions across Sussex. She has been able to compete in sports such as boccia, wheelchair football and table cricket. By competing in these tournaments, Ellie has developed her muscle strength, balance and co-ordination and improved her blood circulation. Participating in tournaments such as these has also developed her social skills, giving her the chance to interact with the team-mates and competitors.
Support Our Appeal
With such a wide range of off-site opportunities available to our young people, we want to make sure that they never have to miss out.
Visit our JustGiving page to donate what you can.