ORCHYD’s happy campers get a special visit
SPECIAL needs children on summer camp got a special visitor last week.
The Mayor of Hillingdon, councillor Catherine Dann, and the mayoress, Rita Kilroy, paid an afternoon visit to the ORCHYD children’s pirate camp in Mad Bess woods in Ruislip.
The charity runs a 10-day holiday scheme for children with physical disabilities every summer so that they can mix with other children and give their parents a break.
ORCHYD chairman Corrie Irwin said the camp, run by scouts of the Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood Association, was one of the highlights of the week’s holiday.
She paid tribute to Gemma Knox for heading the holiday scheme this year, which also includes visits to Harefield Outdoor Activities Centre, Paradise Wildlife Park and Aldenham Country Park, and swimming, ice skating and cinema trips.
n HIGHLIGHT: The Mayor of Hillingdon, councillor Catherine Dann (second left), with the mayoress Rita Kilroy (left) and children and volunteers at the ORCHYD summer pirate camp in Mad Bess Woods, Ruislip