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The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill’s Gift for Special Families

The Club helps Camp Jojo with a £1,000 donation

Dr. Tim Wright receives the cheque from Senior Vice-President Dr. Geoff Kittle

Rachel Wright visited Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill on Monday 27th January to inform the members about the work carried out by the charity Camp Jojo.

Camp Jojo was set up to provide families who have children with complex needs with family holidays. These families may never have had holidays due to the many varied requirements that are necessary for these children.

The charity gives 6 to 7 families at a time an opportunity to enjoy a three-day holiday under canvas at a specially adapted campsite on Ivy Farm at East Mersea. 

The campsite provides many activities including, bush-craft activities, time round the fire and lots of outdoor fun, foraging, beach time, tomahawk throwing, feeding farm animals, campfires, tai chi, fire lighting, music, massage and much more. All the activities are specially adapted for the children and trained volunteers committed to supporting each family ensure that the experience remains a holiday rather than an endurance event.

The whole experience allows each family to get together with other families in similar circumstances and enjoy themselves, exchange stories and to form lasting bonds.

Following a Rachel’s visit, the club at its February Business Meeting voiced their admiration for the work being done by the charity and decided to donate £1000 to support Camp Jojo it in its work in an area that is not often recognised.

Rachel’s husband, Tim, attended the club’s Paupers Supper on Monday 16th March when he was happy to receive the donation.  

For more information on Camp Jojo, please click here.