North Wales Superkids is a small charity based in Flintshire that supports vulnerable families. They’re there for families when they need them most, be it terminal illness, substance misuse, domestic violence or financial hardship to name but a few. A grant of £25,000 from the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund helped Superkids to secure enough additional match funding to buy a fabulous replacement, disability accessible caravan for their holiday project.
“That project has been a lifeline for me and my family. I’m Karen and my 3-year-old Cora suffers from cerebral palsy and is only just beginning to move around on her own with the help of her walking frame. The holiday in the caravan was a real high point of the year.
The rest of the time life revolves around Cora’s numerous hospital appointments. This can often mean away from home stays when we travel down South to a hospital for specialised surgery. This can mean that her 6-year-old brother, misses out on family time, so the holiday was a massive boost for everyone and a fantastic opportunity to feel normal. There was so much to see and do on site, there was something new and exciting every day.
Although once we got home the hospital appointments were back on the calendar, the short time away was amazingly therapeutic for the whole family. What was exciting was once Cora’s brother got back to school he had so much to tell his teacher, where ordinarily he tends to be much quieter, often feeling overwhelmed.”