South Central holiday at Chandlings
South Central holiday at Chandlings, Oxfordshire
We are really excited to be launching a brand new holiday based in Oxfordshire in August 2018.
Whilst it’s our first year we have pulled together a very experienced team of existing Newman Holiday Trust helpers and will be led by two fabulous Holiday Organisers, Leanne Hurdle and Matt Oldroyd, who between them have been on 22 Newman Trust holidays!!
We are going to be based at the fabulous Chandlings School in Oxford with its 60 acres of stunning grounds which include loads of great facilities – indoor swimming pool, sports halls and theatres for discos, talent shows and lots of other stuff; stables, tennis courts, activity playgrounds, extensive art rooms … we’ve even got our very own golf course!!
We are looking at taking around 15 kids with 20-25 helpers. The holiday is open to children with a wide range of needs living primarily across the Oxfordshire area though we will take children from surrounding counties too.
As well as lots of onsite activities, Oxford gives ready access to many local day trip venues and we plan to do two or three off-site trips. Whilst we are still finalising those plans they could include wildlife parks, outdoor activity centres, theme parks, cinema or bowling. We will make sure that these include a good coach ride too so we have lots of time for singing!
Our helpers come from a wide range of backgrounds (doctors, teachers, and nurses are already signed up to help) and at our core we are all totally focussed on giving all the kids a wonderful week of fun and laughter. We can’t wait for August to come!!
The Newman Trust really does enhance the lives of the disabled children who attend.
The experience was extremely important to my son – thank you both and to all the team again, and to his helper who he adored spending time with!
When my son talks about the holiday his little face lights up.
As a family we gratefully appreciate all you have done for us. It takes special people to do something like that and you are up there with the best.
My daughter was with a group of very caring, friendly and hard-working staff who helped her to have a very memorable holiday.
This whole experience has helped [my daughter] to grow in confidence and has been a real boost to her social skills.