Rotarians enjoy special talk on Calvert Trust adventure
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.