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Ready to run to help children in Croatia!
£335 raised
74% of £450 goal
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5 Years running

I've been lucky enough during my student days at UWE to be inspired by lecturers with their feet on the ground, hearts in the right places and fingers in lots of pies! One of them (Alice Hortop) arranges annual trips to Croatia for us wanna-be occupational therapists to volunteer OT skills to children who need support there. The interventions, equipment used and attitude towards rehabilitation can be less well developed than in the UK which means that children don't always make progress that they might do elsewhere.

The plan is to work with qualified OTs and physiotherapists from both the UK and Croatia to staff a two week summer camp in August 2014, offering restbite stays for children with a variety of physical and learning disabilities.  Upon arrival we are due to begin with bi-lingual workshops on relevant skills to OTs and physios, before families arrive. (Phrasebook time!)

We are fundraising for our places on the trip and to take some equipment with us, so please help us make it happen! I'm running the Hereford half marathon on 11th May, training has been good, I've found beautiful new places along the way, and am looking forward to the next part of this journey!  Cheers to you (and my trainers!) for being brilliant support! xxx

PS. the pic was taken after a 12 mile run, I'm meant to look like I'm on some starting blocks or something but ended up more in a bit of a funny shaped heap! :P

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