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Mini Denners

​Mini Denners provided regular bespoke creative sessions for children under 5 at Jaks Den and online allowing them the chance to play and socialise reducing the loneliness and isolation of a cancer journey, enabling fun once more, whilst allowing carers the time and space to be themselves and relax.

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Ardentinny Adventure Weekends

The project took children and young people with epilepsy (YPE), their siblings and parent/carers on two weekend residential breaks in Sept and Oct 2021 to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre (AOEC). These trips gave them opportunities to take part in fun, challenging activities.

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SHA Summer Camp 2021

During the summer holidays 38 young carers living in a family impacted by Huntington’s disease took a break from their caring responsibilities by attending an activity day. Young carers took part in a programme of activities including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding and bowling.

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We provided an 9 day Summer Club, for children with complex support needs.

This was originally planned for the summer of 2020, but was eventually delivered, with changes in 2021 An actvity and play based club for children unable to access community run schemes due to their support needs.

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Be All You Can Be

Be All You Can Be project provided monthly family support group, fortnightly playschemes and a monthly preschool group for babies, children and young people affected by the lifelong and complex disabilities of Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus, as well as their carers and siblings.

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Social & Emotional Support for Deaf Children, Young People and their Families

We provided 261 activity clubs for deaf children via Zoom; 4 face-to-face at St Roch’s After-School Club and a cinema trip bringing deaf young people together, enjoying time with their peers alleviating the isolation & loneliness experienced whilst giving their carers the opportunity to have a break

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VI Football

The Rangers Charity Foundation provided unique free football sessions for Visually Impaired young people. We created a positive social environment for both the young people and carers to have fun and/or take a break from their caring role.

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Autism Friendly Football

Autism Friendly Football allowed young people on the autistic spectrum to come together once a week to make friends, build confidence and have fun.

The sessions took place at Pro Soccer Newton Mearns every Wednesday for young people between 6-16 years old.

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Spectrum Summer Music

We delivered weekly group and individual remote music sessions, 3 days per week over a period of 5 weeks for autistic children and young people. A number of short videos were created and a podcast.

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OTW & SNAC Family Camp

We delivered a day-long online Camp in the Cloud family camp on Saturday 30th August which served 11 children living with serious illness, and 27 of their family members from Scotland. We brought fun, respite and connection to families at a time of crisis.

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"The relaxation session at the end of the presentations was really good and gave me some good techniques to reduce stress at home."

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