Today has been spent reflecting on our latest activity holiday that came to an end yesterday. This year, we took more than 20 young people to Alton Towers for three days. The trip was an opportunity for our young people to get to know each other better, get a little time away from home and to have a lot of fun! Our activity holidays are also time for our foster carers to get some respite.
We spent three days trying out every ride Alton Towers has to offer and we had a fantastic time getting to know each other a little better. To top it off, after getting home late last night, we've been receiving some lovely feedback from our young people and their carers. Here's some feedback from one of our foster carers:
'Thank you all for all the time, effort and hard work that went into making the couple of days C and J spent at Alton Towers a great success. They both thoroughly enjoyed it. I asked them what the best bit was and they both said all of it! I asked them on a scale of 1-10 how good the food, rooms, hotel, park etc were and it was always an 11. Considering there were delays getting there and home again I had expected to pick up miserable, tired, exhausted young men but the opposite happened. C needed to speak to his new best friend P as soon as we stepped foot in the door and J just wanted to continue telling us about every minute detail. So from the bottom of my heart thank you -- a job well done!'
Vicky, our lead support worker who was vital to the success of the whole trip, also loved every minute of it. Here's what she had to say:
'I can’t tell you how good it was -- all the children behaved so well. I am completely over the moon. Everything was just perfect!'
Taking 20 or so young people away for three days requires a lot of hard work and planning. We wanted to take a moment to give a huge shout out to Vicky, Becs, Lauryn, Julie and Billy for making it all happen. You've helped to create new friendships and lasting memories!