Charity announces Funday in Renfrewshire
Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has announced that it is to hold a FREE Funday for disabled children, and those with additional needs, in Renfrewshire.
The Funday, open to children and young people aged 0-18, will take place from 2.30pm on Saturday 16th February, 2019, at KLAS Care, Linwood, near Paisley.
Caudwell Children, developed in Scotland with funding support from Big Lottery Scotland, hopes to attract regular service users and new families to the event.
Disabled children, and their siblings, will be able to climb on board a fire engine, meet Disney princesses and enjoy a disco and DJ during the afternoon before parents and children can take advantage of free iPad training.
“This is going to be an exciting afternoon where children will get to feel what it’s like to be a firefighter,” said Victoria Bruce, Senior Regional Family Services Coordinator for Caudwell Children. “Not many people get the chance to sit in a real fire engine and meet Disney princesses on the same day.
“Whilst the children and young people will have a fantastic time there is also a serious side to the day for parents.
“We’re all aware of the security issues around social media so I’m delighted that the Family Fund charity has agreed to come along to the event to deliver an iPad training session to parents, carers and children.”
Family Fund’s Digital Skills Programme aims to show families and disabled children how they can develop their digital skills, and get the most out of their iPads and Android tablets in a safe and secure way.
“The training is designed to help you use your tablet to its full potential and it covers a range of useful topics,” continued Victoria. “It will show you how to customise devices to address any vision, hearing, motor and learning needs that your child may have.
“They’ll also look at parental controls, guided access and how to use built-in apps to develop reading, writing, speaking and research skills.”
Victoria says that the more informed people are about online security the more chance they have of ensuring their children’s safety.
“There are an extremely limited number of spaces available for the day,” said Victoria. “So I’d urge parents to book a space now to avoid disappointment.”
To secure your FREE tickets for Caudwell Children’s Funday call Victoria Bruce on 07964 356723 or email: Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pamela Edmiston on 07972 465494 or email: email@example.com
Tickets must be show to gain access to the event.
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