Watching Angry Birds will help kids soar
FOR Edgar Lund, it was like having two new big brothers.
The 17-year-old from Hunters Hill, lives with a severe form of autism and finds it difficult to learn new skills and communicate.
But thanks to the Sony Foundation Australia’s Children’s Holiday Camp he not only satisfied his love of the outdoors and physical activities, he also made new friends.
The camp offers a unique respite program that sees high school and university students take on the responsibility for the care of children with special needs over four days. This gives families the opportunity for a well-deserved break.
“It’s hard for Edgar, not really understanding what people are saying, as it can be hard to build trust, so learning new skills takes time and great patience,” his mother Teresa said.
“The Sony Foundation Australia camps do so much more than provide respite for carers of children with special needs. They literally change lives.” TODAY, AT PARTICIPATING CINEMAS, ALL PROCEEDS OF THE 10AM SCREENING OF THE ANGRY BIRDS 2 MOVIE WILL GO TO THE SONY FOUNDATION CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY CAMP PROGRAM. FOR PARTICIPATING CINEMAS AND TIMES, VISIT SONYFOUNDATION. ORG/ EVENT/ ANGRY- BIRDS- 2- SCREENING.
Edgar Lund and mum Teresa.