Helping out and having fun with Seashell Trust

by Hannah Barnsdall /

Last week saw members of the BDB team volunteering with Seashell Trust for the annual May CADS (Children’s Able and Disabled Sports) camp – an award-winning programme helping children with complex learning and communication disabilities take part in sports, health and leisure activities.

Created especially for children and young adults aged 5 to 25, regardless of need or ability, Seashell Trust’s CADS camps are run during every school holiday with the ethos that “sport can be played by anyone and enjoyed by all!”

During a CADS camp, sports such as swimming, dance and yoga take place, all run by specialists while meeting the various needs of every child taking part – no matter their disability or medical requirements.

Volunteers from BDB assisted the Seashell Trust team with groups of children aged between 10-15 and 16-25 on the day by interacting with the children and supporting the team leaders. It was a truly rewarding experience for all involved. With more members of the BDB team helping out with the summer CADS camps in August, it won’t be long before we’re back at Seashell Trust to support the programme again.


Seashell Trust’s CADS camps are just a small part of the amazing work they do to support children and young adults with complex and severe learning disabilities. As part of BDB’s ongoing fundraising efforts, we really appreciate any support or donations – you can find out more on our Virgin Money Giving page.

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