Lots of fun on charity holiday to remember

Matthew Woodyard, 13 from Fareham, scales new heights with KIDS worker Corniche Plumridge.
Matthew Woodyard, 13 from Fareham, scales new heights with KIDS worker Corniche Plumridge.
Portsmouth Grammar School pupils, back from left  to right: Sam Rush, Oliver Clark, Hermione Barrick, Michaela Clancy, Ilana Berney, Lizzy Greenfield, Charlotte Phillips, Grace Goodfellow, Caleb Barron, Robert Merriam. Front row, left to right: Katie Morrison, Gemma Webb, Lana Watt, Alfie Perry-Ward

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DISABLED young people from across the area had the time of their lives on a fun-filled activity weekend.

The charity Kids, based in Fareham, took the 26 youngsters to Milton Keynes where they made the most of all the activities on offer – including indoor climbing, ice sliding and sky diving.

The group of 12 to 25-year-olds raised the £5,000 needed for the trip by holding an art exhibition and selling pieces they created. Several of their parents did sponsored sky dives and abseiled down Spinnaker Tower. They also held a fundraising party.

Aisia Howard, from KIDS said: ‘The young people raised the money themselves with support from staff, parents and volunteers. They had an absolutely amazing time.

‘For most of them it was their first ever time away from home so it was a big deal. The activities were new to them. They are not the sort of things you get to do every day. They planned it all and are rightly proud of themselves for it.’

Plans are being made for their next trip.