The Jewish Chronicle

Camp Simcha runs ‘magical’ getaways

- BY JC REPORTER

CAMP SIMCHA held summer retreats in Telford and Daventry for the children with serious illness it supports, plus their parents and siblings.

Staying in luxury surroundin­gs, their diverse programme included a breakdanci­ng workshop, chocolate-making and a silent disco. There were also outings to safari and theme parks.

Profession­al guidance was available and all medical needs were catered for.

Camp Simcha chief executive Neville Goldschnei­der described the retreats as “a magical experience.

“I see children who arrive looking frail and weak being transforme­d through the energetic and devoted volunteers pumping action and happiness into them.

“At one retreat, I watched a child with a serious muscle condition dancing in his wheelchair in the middle of a circle of children and volunteers. It was one of those special Camp Simcha moments.”

 ??  ?? Gila Davis, Shelley Glass, Sarah Kaye and Indie Gabriel enjoy a splashing time
Gila Davis, Shelley Glass, Sarah Kaye and Indie Gabriel enjoy a splashing time

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