One of the most important, and popular, aspects of our ReFresh Young People’s Peer Support Group is our school holiday activity programme.
We like to take the young people out and about to enjoy new and exciting experiences which sometimes involves taking them out of their comfort zone and opening them up to things they might not ordinarily have tried.
At half-term our youth workers Lou and Chris took a small group on a residential trip to Flynne's Barn at Borrowdale near Keswick.
Flynne's Barn is a charity which was set up by Katherine Bonner and Robin Ewart-Biggs inspired by their daughter Flynne’s experiences following her cancer diagnosis in 2012. It aims to provide young people, who may have had similar life experiences, the chance to come together in a relaxing and beautiful environment.
Safe to say everyone had a great time. They spent lots of time in the stunning converted stone barn doing arts and crafts, playing board games and running research workshops for CancerCare's services. They also enjoyed walks in the gorgeous countryside and even went on a Viking boat on Derwentwater!
Chris said: “It was a great experience. The young people had a really relaxing time and they came home from it feeling happy and refreshed.”
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