HopScotch adventure for children’s group

Earlier this month, we took advantage of the school holidays to organise a trip for a group of our young service users.

We travelled up to the west coast with 10 children, staying at the Ardvullin Holiday Centre in Ardgour for four nights.

Ardvullin is operated by the charity, HopScotch, which provides countryside holidays for vulnerable children.

Despite the awful weather, everyone enjoyed an action packed week, exploring the countryside around Glencoe, tackling the indoor climbing wall at the Ice Factor and heading out on a speedboat at the Sea Life Centre. The entertainment continued back at Ardvullin with one of the highlights being the group’s talent show.

Everyone on the trip is involved in our Children and Families project which provides practical and emotional support to young people living with, or affected by, HIV or Hepatitis C.

The trip was an opportunity for the group to try new things, have some fun and meet other young people who have similar experiences – building self confidence and self esteem in the process. It was also a chance to provide some respite for the children and their families at home, where living with HIV or Hepatitis C can place a strain on relationships.

Every time we’ve taken groups to Ardvullin, the feedback has always been incredible. We are grateful to HopScotch for supporting the trip and look forward to returning there again soon.

To find out more about the work of our Children and Families Project, visit the service page here.