Teenager’s fun day for dis­abled and sib­lings

Llanelli Star - - NEWS - Ian Lewis

A TEENAGER is or­gan­is­ing a fun day at a Car­marthen­shire coun­try park in aid of chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties.

Amelia Mac­beth, aged 14, whose younger brother Wil­son, 3, has Down’s syn­drome de­cided she wanted to do some­thing over the school hol­i­days and came up with the idea.

She has just been made an am­bas­sador for the char­ity Fol­low Your Dreams, which inspire chil­dren with spe­cial needs to fol­low their am­bi­tions.

Amelia’s fun day, dubbed Pic­nic In The Park, will be held at Pem­brey Coun­try Park on Au­gust 18, be­tween 11.30am and 3.30pm.

As well as rais­ing money for the char­ity, Amelia wants chil­dren with sib­lings who have a dis­abil­i­ties to use the day as a way to make friends with each other.

She said: “The aim is so they can meet up, see new faces and make some friends.

“I have two brothers who hap­pen to have dis­abil­i­ties so I know how dif­fi­cult it can be.”

Her seven-year-old brother Ted has an in­com­plete chro­mo­some which means he has quite a few is­sues that af­fect his day to day liv­ing and health

Amelia, who lives in Saun­der­s­foot added: “It’s the first time I’ve done any­thing like this and I’m try­ing to do this off my own back.

“I wanted to give ev­ery­one the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend, and that’s why I’m host­ing away from home – Pem­brey seamed like a great place to do this. I want it to be an in­for­mal pic­nic where peo­ple can come and go, but have a base to re­turn to.

“My mum Sara has helped me con­tact peo­ple and groups be­cause as I’m only 14 some peo­ple haven’t taken me se­ri­ously.”

The event will in­clude a range of ac­tiv­i­ties rang­ing from ma­gi­cians, face paint­ing, bal­loon modelling and food on of­fer such as cakes. There will also be a raf­fle with prizes do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses Tick­ets for the raf­fle are £1 each.

The Just­Giv­ing page can be vis­ited at www. just­giv­ing.com/ fundrais­ing/sara-mc­beth1

Teenager Amelia Mac­beth, 14, is or­gan­is­ing a fun day at Pem­brey Coun­try Park in aid of chil­dren with dis­abli­ti­ties. Amelia, whose younger brother Wil­son, 3, has Down’s Syn­drome, de­cided she wanted to do some­thing over the school hol­i­days and came up with the idea.

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