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Humberston Academy receive charity donation to help fund PGL Trip for over 20 vulnerable learners

Humberston Academy has been awarded £3,640 from the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust to fund a unique learning experience at PGL for some of their most vulnerable learners with additional needs to support their personal development.

Staff at Humberston Academy have carefully planned a bespoke, highly specialised three-night residential break for a group of over 20 children who would not be able to take part in other arranged trips and events due to a variety of complex needs.

The children will get to experience specially adapted activities not generally available to them such as abseiling, canoeing, archery, and access to a zip-wire.

Janice Rimmer, SEND Lead at Humberston Academy, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust for their very generous donation! The trip will allow our learners to gain a sense of independence, achievement and give a boost to their fragile self-esteem and confidence.

“The children will benefit from this experience on so many levels and will create brilliant, long lasting memories alongside developing new skills such as teamwork, responsibility, resilience, help build confidence and safely push themselves out of their comfort zones.

“We feel this break will open up a new world away from televisions, electronic devices and everyday routines for our learners, giving them access to new and exciting activities, giving them freedom to express themselves in a safe environment.”

Steph Wilford, Trustee of Care Plus Group Charitable Trust, said: “As a charity we exist to support individuals or groups with funds or equipment that will benefit the health and wellbeing of community members across Lincolnshire. The PGL trip for vulnerable learners at Humberston Academy will make such a huge difference to their lives and we’re delighted to have been able to support them with the funds to take over 20 learners on the trip.

“The Care Plus Group Charitable Trust continues to provide additional support and resources to improve the lives of people and communities across Lincolnshire. We would encourage anyone with a project that could make a difference to their local community to explore how the Charitable Trust could help them.”

Since its inception, the Care Plus Group Charitable Trust has provided more than £93,000 to over 90 community projects across North East Lincolnshire.

Explore how the Charitable Trust could support your health and wellbeing project to improve the lives of others across Lincolnshire at

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