Ro­tar­i­ans en­joy spe­cial talk on Calvert Trust ad­ven­ture

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

THE RO­TARY clubs of Shep­shed and Shep­shed Charn­wood held a joint meet­ing to hear about a spe­cial ad­ven­ture funded by Ro­tar­i­ans.

The two clubs have funded trips to Calvert Trust near Keswick since 1995, a cen­tre which en­ables adults with dis­abil­i­ties to ex­pe­ri­ence ex­cit­ing, chal­leng­ing and en­joy­able out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

Both clubs had funded this trip along with a Ro­tary District grant or­gan­ised by Ro­tar­ian Janet Sin­clair of the Ro­tary Club of Shep­shed who as part of the cri­te­ria for fund­ing ac­com­pa­nied Miles on the trip.

The meet­ing gave Miles, who was se­lected to go to Calvert Trust this year, the chance to tell Ro­tar­i­ans how the trip had been.

The clubs heard of the ac­tiv­i­ties Miles took part in which in­cluded rock climb­ing and ab­seil­ing both in the hall at the cen­tre and out­side at San­dales. The group also en­joyed a lovely walk at But­ter­mere with Miles help­ing to push the wheel­chairs.

It is 20 years since Miles was first spon­sored by the Ro­tary Club of Shep­shed to visit Calvert Trust and he told of some of the changes which he en­joyed at the cen­tre - th­ese in­cluded a lovely new swim­ming pool and the high ropes course that has just been added.

Miles also did archery that was not in­cluded last time af­ter en­joy­ing again the horse rid­ing and the steeple­chase course at Mire­house. On the last day Miles had a lot of fun ca­noe­ing down Lake Bassen­th­waite.

On the fi­nal night the group en­joyed the disco where Miles was pre­sented with a photo al­bum record­ing his week’s ac­tiv­i­ties. He also re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate as he won the pool pairs com­pe­ti­tion with Ro­tar­ian Nick Ran­ge­ley.

Janet Sin­clair said: “Miles clearly en­joyed his week at Calvert Trust and re­liv­ing his achieve­ments un­der the sup­port of Ro­tar­i­ans and the staff at the cen­tre that en­cour­age the par­tic­i­pants to stretch them­selves and show what they can achieve. Miles thanked both clubs for their sup­port.”

Miles pic­tured en­joy­ing the many ac­tiv­i­ties he en­joyed dur­ing the break.

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