You made my son smile - something I've not seen for a long time

The Rotary Club hands over £1100 to the Youth Adventure Trust

The funds were raised at a Horse Racing on Screen event earlier this year

Accepting the donation on behalf of the Trust, Louise Bird said:

"This money will fund the Coastal Camp (the second residential in our programme) for one of the young people from Swindon.

This year the camp moved to Swanage in Dorset, a new venue for us. The young people all had a great time trying out coasteering, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and raft building.  They also had the opportunity to take a ride on a luxury yacht and a speed around on a powerboat as a last minute replacement for the planned tall ship sailing as there were emergency repairs underway.

The jam packed programme was not only lots of fun, but also provided plenty of opportunities for the young people to really challenge themselves and work towards completing their aims.

It’s too soon to have gathered all of the feedback from Coastal Camp, but your donation last year was spent on Mountain Camp - the first camp in the programme

"You made my son smile - something I've not seen for a long time"

Sam’s Mum passed away shortly before he joined the programme. The whole family was left devastated so giving Sam something to look forward to has been really positive for everybody.

Sam's father said: “My son usually does not open up about anything, but he came home beaming and wanted to tell me everything that had happened. Seeing him smile and have such a positive attitude about his time there is incredible. You made my son smile - something I haven’t seen for a long time!”

Louise added: "This is just a taste of the difference your support is making to the vulnerable young people we work with from Swindon.

Youth Adventure Trust website