Wednesday, 22 August 2012
A ‘Las Vegas Ball’ is being held next month to take children with special needs on a skiing adventure in the Alps next April.
Ice Cool Kids, which is organising the event at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, is a registered charity, based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital’s Childrens Centre. It helps, special needs children, some with life limiting conditions, and their families/carers to participate in skiing activities on a monthly basis at their local dry ski slope in Pembrey.
Along with this, the charity also fundraises to take the children on ski therapy trips to La Plagne, France. They previously went in 2008 and 2010.
The ten day adventure helps with their balance, movement control and co-ordination as well as their general fitness and gives them a great sense of achievement.
Head of Paediatric Physiotherapy, Julie Harvey, said:
“Many of the children and volunteers achieve things that they would never have thought possible and have overcome their physical disabilities. Some are now skiing independently be it in a sit ski, frame or with just a pair of skis!”
Physiotherapy Assistant, Sarah Mitchell, also commented:
“Without the input of specialist equipment and the expertise of trained ski guides, the families who have benefited from Ice Cool Kids would never have been able to think of a ski trip. From the moment the bus leaves for France it is like one big family.”
The ‘Las Vegas Ball’ will take place on Friday 21st September, doors open at 7:30 pm.
Tickets cost £45 each and can be requested from Sarah by calling 01639 862713. It includes, a ‘Vegas Extravaganza’ live show, a four course meal, auction, raffle, casino and disco.