We are hearing some great things about the STAR funded camping trip this weekend gone, and the positive impact it has had on the 36 children and young people who went. Well done to Ali Hart from PROMISE Mentoring and Advocacy who pulled the whole thing together, who is now in need of a well deserved rest! Our first thank you letter from the camping weekend reads:
Just a quick note to say thank you for putting on the camping weekend on the 20th – 22nd September 2014. I think it is really important for my mentee to have opportunities for the positive childhood experience you have just provided him. The camping trip was the kind of thing I just took for granted when I was a child, but he just does not get that kind of opportunity normally. I think it did him the world of good. When you think that he is on the verge of being excluded from school due to his poor behaviour, it was brilliant to see that in the right environment he can be so well behaved, so respectful to all the adults, and actually be a positive role model to all the younger children there, and it gives me a lot of hope that he can change things around with your continued support.