A couple of hours of fun for all the family!
me&dee children and their families were given some splashing times in exclusive sessions at Moorways Sports Village and Water Park in Derby, courtesy of much-loved charity me&dee.
As part of our continuing care and peer support programme this session allows the children we supports to have fun in the water – something many of them typically cannot ordinarily do due to their specific needs.
So far two sessions have been held for the exclusive use of children supported by me&dee and more are planned.
Two of the children who have benefited from fun in the water have multiple amputations, one has had part of her skull removed due to brain cancer, and two are twins with dwarfism which means – despite their swimming ability – they are not allowed to go on water slides at the swimming pool because they do not meet the minimum height requirement.
me&dee are organising the sessions, offered at a discount by the Moorways team, so that children can enjoy an hour’s session in the leisure centre’s water park and sensory pool, enjoying themselves free from stares and in a safe environment with the full range of slides, atmospherically lit pool and fountains.
After the swimming session we have a gathering in a meeting room upstairs, where the children receive a light snack and drink, while the adults are given a warm drink and the chance to sit and chat with others and talk about the experiences they are facing on a daily basis.