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We ran a two week Summer Club, including transport and intensive staffing, for children with complex support needs.

One tailored week for older and one for younger pupils.  An activity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their high level care needs.

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To support the continuation of an annual multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp held at Largs National Sports Centre in July 2014.

Demand for the camps is growing and we cannot expand places or provide additional equipment. The camps are three days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite.

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Trust Rugby has developed Tri Tours working with players aged 15-21, by taking groups on day and overnight trips to learn rugby and interact with peers to develop social skills allowing individuals to achieve their goals, build confidence and empower individuals.

This will also give parents and carers the opportunity to relax knowing that the person is in a safe environment.

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RNIB Activate

RNIB Activate delivered a programme of activities for children and young people living with sight loss and their families across Scotland.

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The Adventure Network provides an accessible and exciting friendship network to enable children and young people with learning disabilities in East and North Ayrshire to come together and meet children/young people with similar interests to have adventures and regular events in a safe, friendly and supportive atmosphere.

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Scotland Family Camp

We ran a weekend Family Camp for children with serious and life limiting illnesses, their parents or carers and siblings.

The camp catered for families from across Scotland and provided the whole family with a much needed respite from the pressures of daily life.

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We provided grants directly to carers who look after someone with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and to people with MND who have a carer who will also benefit. The project covers the whole of Scotland.

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We provided grants directly to carers who live in Scotland and are caring for someone with a diagnosis of dementia.

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Nurtured Nature is our Carers allotment project. The adult group meet weekly and attend individually. All 6 of our Young Carers groups take turns at attending. It gives Carers a chance of fresh air and exercise, learning new skills, new friendships and sampling the produce.

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DofE Paddlers on Tour

A team originally of 8 young people, but dropping to 7 got together to learn navigation, wild camp craft, (including outdoor cooking skills), videography and canoeing skills.  The events occurred in East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Lochgoilhead and on Loch Goil and Loch Lomond.

The team canoed on open water, took part in self-rescue skills, (capsize drill) and camped on remote islands on the Loch.  In addition a water sports based residential opportunity for 10 young people lasting 5 days was provided in Lochgoilhead.  They then worked together to produce a video summary and have spoken at events to promote their activities.

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"As a family we were at breaking point...this break brought us all closer together and enabled us to have fun as a family and enjoy different surroundings. I can't thank you enough...for making this happen for us."

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