On Sunday, Boyne House and Ashmead hosted 20 families from the James Hopkins Trust for a family sensory fun day in the Boyne House and Ashmead gardens. The James Hopkins Trust is a charity that cares for severely disabled, life limited and life threatened young children. All Third, Fourth and Lower Sixth Forms were involved, setting up face painting, messy play, boules, music therapy and sports challenge stands. This followed on from the Devizes to Westminster kayak race fundraiser and a visit to the trust before Half Term to help with weeding and changing bedrooms on a Sunday afternoon. It was incredibly rewarding for all involved, and lovely for the families to be able to take away fancy dress polaroids, a hand print canvas, and many special memories.
Lower Sixth student, James Drysdale said, “It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to give up some time on the weekend to help run the charity event for the James Hopkins Trust. Seeing the joy that everyone got from the range of activities we ran was an amazing experience and one that will never be forgotten. The appreciation everyone who attended had for our efforts was overwhelming, especially given the challenges that a lot of them face on a daily basis.”
Paddy Scudamore added, “The children and their families were truly inspiring to all of us, in particular, their positivity. We had a great time and loved seeing all the happy children and parents from the James Hopkins Trust.”
Photo credit: The James Hopkins Trust (www.twitter.com/JHTCharity)