Younger siblings group enjoy outward bound adventures

22 February 2018

Building dens, making campfires and toasting marshmallows proved a hit for our Younger Siblings Group during half term.

On Tuesday 13th February the adventurous group of 21 children were transported by luxury coach firm The Kings Ferry to Faversham Gunpowder Country Park, ready to begin learning essential forestry skills which they couldn’t wait to put into practise. 

Supported by volunteers and staff from our two hospices Demelza Kent and Demelza SEL they soon began to connect with nature, using their new found wilderness skills in the Bush Craft session provided by Medway Valley Countryside Partnership.

Having a brother or sister with a terminal diagnosis can often be lonely, and having fun can seem difficult or almost impossible at times.  But the group could not contain their smiles at their second stop - Faversham Community Gym and Activity Centre - where they made use of the trampolines, climbing ropes and slides.

Zoe Workman, Family Support Worker at Demelza Kent, said: “Thank you to everyone who donated their time and resources to make this fantastic day possible. The children really loved their day and the feedback showed they loved being part of a team, learning new skills, making lots of friends and most importantly having fun. They are already looking forward to the next event.”

For more information about to be part of the Demelza Younger Siblings Group, please visit our Younger Siblings Group page.