Every year for as long as we can remember, we’ve run a Children’s Holiday for young people with Sickle Cell. For three years over the pandemic, we ran these holidays virtually.
During this, we saw the immense value in including parents and siblings in the experience, so for 2023, our Sickle Cell Family Retreat was born!
From 11th-13th August 2023, a group of families with at least one child aged 6-15 with Sickle Cell will come together at the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire for our Sickle Cell Family Retreat: a free holistic weekend full of education, adventures, learning and fun. We would love for you to join us!
A team of enthusiastic volunteers and experienced staff members will support the holiday. All families will embark on a programme, which includes: educational seminars, adventure activities (such as climbing, zip wire and archery), peer-to-peer support, relaxation-based activities (such as yoga and meditation) and, of course, a Saturday evening disco and Friday night stories around the campfire!
This will be delivered in a medically safe environment specifically designed with children with Sickle Cell in mind.
Would you like to come? If so, please fill in the application form below to apply for a place for your family. We will likely be oversubscribed, so please apply as soon as possible.