KIDS marks Carers Week with a visit from Samantha Cameron

10 June 2014

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign celebrating and recognising the contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers who look after an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend.

Samantha whose husband David is a Patron of KIDS met with carers, parents and their children as they played adventurously amongst the accessible walkways and treehouses.

Samantha Cameron said: "I am delighted to mark the start of Carers' Week with a visit to one of KIDS' fantastic adventure playgrounds to see how the dedicated staff and brilliant facilities give children with disabilities the chance to develop and have fun, while supporting their families by giving them a much needed break. It is clear how much enjoyment these young people take from the amazing space here at the Lady Allen Playground; the magical treehouses, colourful walkways and imaginative spaces make this a very special place.

"There are so many dedicated carers around the country, and this week is a great opportunity to recognise the incredible job they do every day. Carers have an enormous impact on so many people's lives and it is great to be here to learn more about how charities like KIDS are supporting them."

Adventure play is an essential part of the services that the charity offers and is crucial to the development of the children that KIDS supports.

KIDS works with disabled children, their families and carers throughout England and provides support to 7,000 kids each year. The charity could not survive without the generous support of the public and Chief Executive, Caroline Stevens is urging people to get behind their fundraising efforts this year.

“It has been an honour having Samantha Cameron visit our playground today and we are really grateful for her support. KIDS exists to enable disabled children and young people to develop their skills and abilities and to fulfil their potential. Please help us meet their hopes and aspirations by making a donation today to support our work.”

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