Over The Wall's Summer Appeal
After two long years, we are thrilled that we have finally returned to our residential camps. Every donation to our Summer Appeal will be matched by a generous supporter, meaning the impact of your donation will be doubled. Will you donate £10 today to help more children like Courtney?
Over The Wall gave Courtney a chance to meet other children who were just like him
Many of the children we support have faced a lonely two years, shielding and trapped indoors. Finally, our camps are again alive with the voices and laughter of children as they make new friends, try new experiences, and develop a newfound confidence.
With them are Jo and Courtney, a mother and son volunteer team helping to inspire a new generation of campers.
Courtney spent months in hospital as a child. The impact of his illness meant that he was always a bit different from his friends. “I loved playing football, but I couldn’t always keep up with the other lads”, Courtney told us.
When he was 9, he came to an Over The Wall camp. From the second he stepped on the bus, he felt at home. Over The Wall gave Courtney a chance to meet other children who were just like him – children who had missed out on school, play, and friendship. For the first time, he didn’t feel like the odd one out. He flourished at camp, and gained a new-found confidence that has remained into adulthood. And it’s all because of supporters like you, who help fund our life-changing camps.
Over The Wall camp was only one week in 52 – but the confidence I gained there lasted all year round and beyond!
When Courtney turned 18, he became an Over The Wall volunteer, and now he’s helping a new generation of campers discover what they can do.
Over The Wall can only return to residential with the help of people like you – supporters who care about giving seriously ill children a chance to enjoy the magic and mischief of childhood and discover a confidence that will last a lifetime. Will you donate today?
After two years, it’s going to be amazing to see the kids enjoying our residential camps again. You can help keep our camps open so more seriously ill children can enjoy this magical adventure, by donating today. Every donation will be matched by a major donor, meaning it will have double the impact. Please donate today, and help us bring more children to our life-changing camps.