SASBAH Breakaway Weekend

So, what is SASBAH, and what is the Breakaway weekend?


SASBAH (The Sussex Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus) has over 50 years’ experience in supporting and developing the health, wellbeing and life opportunities for children and young people in Sussex affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and other related conditions to achieve their potential, whilst promoting understanding of, and respect for, those with these conditions.

Breakaway is a 3-day residential break for these youngsters and provides the opportunity for the young people to experience a varied range of activities in a fully supported, safe and secure environment.  Breakaway residential is provided at Lodge Hill, a specially adapted, fully accessible children’s centre near Pulborough in West Sussex where specialist staff run an action-packed programme of various challenges and fun activities for young people.  They can experience Go karting, climbing wall, snow tubing, canoeing, zip wire (with a hoist), archery, rifle shooting, tunnelling, swimming, team games and much more.  For many it is the only opportunity of a holiday during the year.

Rotarian Paul Vaesen and his wife Daphne visited this year’s Breakaway at Lodge Hill on Saturday 25th September, and theywere really impressed with the facilities.  They were welcomed on arrival by Rom Sanglaji, the CEO of SASBAH, who is also a member of Eastbourne AM Rotary.  He looked after his visitors during the day and showed them round the various activities on offer at Lodge Hill. Paul and Daphne were also joined by Mike and Sue Cross of Eastbourne AM.

The lasting impression was that the youngsters were having a wonderful time and were entering into the activities with great enthusiasm.

Seaford Rotary is delighted to have been able to provide financial support, through Eastbourne AM Rotary, to enable two youngsters from Seaford to attend this most worthwhile weekend.

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