“It’s been a life saver for us as a family”
It’s hard enough to cover the 13 weeks of holiday children receive throughout the school year, but especially as a single parent family with no relatives in the UK. Hear how Kings Camps and the Supporting Families programme has supported the family, since first attending in 2021.
“I’m a single parent and I have to work most holidays so to know that my son can be somewhere he is happy, have such a great time and that fits around my working hours, is absolutely priceless. He has made a few friends that he talks with outside of camp so that’s lovely too. Thank you for having him, we are very lucky, you guys are doing such a great job! I think that he will be attending camp until he is too old for it.”
Mum first applied for a Supporting Families place, due to having stage 3 breast cancer and undergoing a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A really difficult time for the family as mum was very, very ill with some very scary times.
“This has affected our lives very deeply, financially I am still trying to get back on my feet, physically I still suffer from post cancer treatment, I’m still extremely tired all the time, emotionally I had to have counselling. My son suffers from really bad anxiety, although he will get therapy, having a place at Kings Camps during the school holidays means that he can have some fun, do something that he loves and be somewhere he can be happy and forget this trauma whilst he is at Kings Camps, it has and will help us tremendously.” The family attended our camp in Sheffield.
We’ve provided support to the family through the Supporting Families programme, helping to lessen the burden of the school holidays by providing financial support for the cost of camp places. We’re delighted that both mum and son are doing well and Kings Camps have played a part in providing a fun and active experience whilst allowing mum to work with peace of mind.