On Saturday 26th March, 16 UCSU Volunteers and SU staff helped run an Information & Activities Day for Families with Children with Disabilities at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre.
The day was organised by North Lancs District Group, a partnership of representatives from Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council, Lonsdale District Carers, Contact a Family and the University of Cumbria Students’ Union.
The aim was to design an accessible and fun event to enable families with children with disabilities to access support and information about local activities and agencies, providing an opportunity for the children to try out activities, such as; archery, trampolining, boccia, cycling, arts & crafts, curling and multi-skills.
Volunteers helped set up the venue, assisted in running the activities making sure the day ran smoothly and that families were well supported to enjoy their day. As the activities were set up well before families arrived, there was a chance to have a go at archery, cycling, boccia and curling …
It was a great opportunity for our volunteers to have a positive impact on local families and gain valuable experience working with community organisations.