FCAG work together with Rachel House, the Children's Hospice
Fife Canoeing Activities Group were awarded a grant by Sports Relief to give the families of those who attend Rachel House, the children's hospice in Kinross, the chance to try kayaking, take time out from their worries and have the chance to enjoy themselves. 37 family members from Rachel House, aged 4 - adult, took part in the day held at Lochore Meadows. Every family had had a bereavement at some time in the past, and there were a couple of young people who themselves attend the hospice just now.
Lochore Meadows brought in a special boat, which enabled one person who is wheelchair bound to enjoy the day. Duos allowed others to take part, as well as a range of kayaks and even a sit on top. Families were able to participate together in something they had never tried before.
The families had a great day together, building lasting happy memories in the midst of such a painful time in their lives. The sun shone and the smiles on people's faces said it all. Everyone was awarded a certificate of participation presented by the FCAG people they had worked with.
21 FCAG members and friends took part in the day, and several of Lochore Meadows own staff, without whom it would not have been possible. A huge thank-you (again) to everyone involved.
More information can be found at the Sports Relief website. A copy of the film shown on Sport relief can be borrowed, and it is hoped will go on FCAG's website. Contact Linda / Kevin to borrow DVD.