A group of individuals from Richmond Fellowship’s supported housing service in Tameside recently enjoyed a fantastic 5 day outdoor challenge holiday in the Lake District, thanks to a grant provided by the National Lottery.
People using the service had the chance to participate in an array of different challenges including caving, scrambling, zip-wiring as well as piloting a boat.
After exploring the outdoors, the group enjoyed cooking together and showing off their talent in an impromptu song and dance.
They ended each day relaxing by Lake Windermere and a wonderful starlit sky.
All those who attended are currently receiving support from the service in Tameside to manage their own mental ill health.
Garry, one of the participants said:
“It was great to be in a team encouraging each other and relying on each other. It was hard pushing myself but very worthwhile. I know I can do more now.”
Chris Delderfield, Registered Manager at Richmond Fellowship’s Tameside supported housing service said:
“This was a fantastic opportunity for the people we support giving them the opportunity to experience a range of outdoor activities and spend 5 days in a very rural setting which, for most people, was a completely new experience. This holiday was only possible thanks to the generous grant that we received from the Big Lottery Fund.”