Lake District Calvert Trust Provides Armed Forces Families with Disability Adventure Activity Breaks

12th June 2014: The Lake District Calvert Trust has received substantial funding to provide outdoor activity breaks for any armed forces family that includes a disabled person. The Trust’s Uniting Families with Disabilities project is open to serving, reserve or veteran families for only £50 per person, per all-inclusive holiday.

George Osborne recently announced that the Calvert Trust would be one of twenty four projects to receive funding from the third tranche of the MOD’s Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) Fund. One of the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant is to overcome disadvantage faced by members of the armed forces, especially those injured in service.  The Calvert Trust has over 40 years’ experience in helping members of the disabled community to overcome obstacles and discover “it’s what you can do that counts”.

Sean Day, Centre Director at the Lake District Calvert Trust said “The Calvert Trust already has a proven track record cooperating with many Armed Forces Charities; we are relishing the opportunity to help and support as many families as we can through our programme of adventurous activity breaks at our 3 Centres’.

The Calvert Trust mission statement is to “enable people with disabilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of adventurous activities in the countryside in order for them to develop, change perceptions and make positive and lasting changes to their lives.”  The Centres offer a range of fully inclusive activities including climbing, abseiling, sailing, canoeing, horse-riding, cycling, zip wire, archery and more!

If you are a serving, reserve or veteran armed forces family and want to find out more about accessing this support please contact the Lake District Calvert Trust on 01768 772255 orbookings@lakedistrict.calvert-trust.org.uk

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