ORCHYD’s happy campers get a spe­cial visit

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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