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Leap into action with Skern Lodge!

If you are 15-17 years old and have been bereaved, we have something very special for you.

Skern Lodge – the Outdoor Activity Development Centre in Appledore – has set aside ten free places for Families in Grief (FiG) on their Saturday activity programme, starting on Saturday 13th January 2024 and finishing on Saturday 30th March 2024. Although some places have been taken, there is still space for more – plus the possibility to start from Saturday 20th Jan 2024 if too short notice to join this Saturday.

It means we can offer ten 15-17 year olds, each with their own experience of grief, a fantastic opportunity to start their New Year in the best way possible.

The programme provides young people with the opportunity to take part in outdoor challenges, developing skills, taking environmental action and directly improving the local community.  What’s more, the programme will help to boost employability skills and provides useful content too for any interview chats or UCAS personal statements in the pipeline.  It also promises to be enormous fun!

Plus – and this is where FiG comes in – the opportunity to meet and connect with other young people who have been bereaved and who just ‘get it’.  Please note – you do not need to have been supported by FiG to take part in this.

This is the schedule:

January 2024:

Sat 13th Jan, 13.00-17.00: assault course and archery
Sat 20th Jan, 9.00-17.00: tunnels, zip & problem solving
Sat 27th Jan, 13.00-17.00: tree planting

February 2024:

Sat 3rd Feb, 9.00-17.00: biking litter pick, high ropes
Sat 10th Feb, 13.00-17.00: traverse, climbing & abseil
Sat 17th Feb, 09.00-17.00, Hartland coastal traverse & trek

March 2024:

Sat 2nd March, 13.00-17.00, Abbotsham Cliffs litter pick
Sat 30th March, 9.00-17.00, final team challenge, camp craft.

Interested or know a bereaved young person (aged 15-17) who could benefit?  Please email: [email protected] ASAP.  We will then be back in touch.

Requests will be dealt with on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.


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