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Go Ape & Go Segway Activity Day for Teenagers
On Saturday 16th April staff and volunteers from Balloons took six teenagers to Haldon Forest Park for an action packed day of Go Ape and Segway. This is the first 13+ activity we have done which aims to give our older young people a chance to try new challenges and make new friends. For many of the group this was the first time they had tried the high ropes course at Haldon and everyone was incredibly brave and enthusiastic about taking on the challenge. After the Go Ape Activity they warmed up with bacon sandwiches and hot chocolate before taking on the more sedate Segway activity. A big thank you to Go Ape for donating gift vouchers towards the cost of the high ropes activity and to Paul from Go Segway. Thank you also to Jo from the Balloons Team and volunteers Roger and Rachel for helping on the day.
I cannot express how much help I received from Balloons. I know that my children and myself would be in an altogether different place if it was not for their sound help and advice throughout the last few months. From the first phone call, I felt as though there was a strong pair of arms holding my family together and those arms belonged to the Balloons team.–Balloons parent
The support worker helped me to understand and deal with my emotions, which was the main thing I was struggling with. I now feel a lot more at peace with myself, the world and my past.–Balloons young person, age 14
The child is back to her bouncing, cheerful self. She said she was less tearful and was able to tell me that it's her Grandma's birthday tomorrow; she smiled and said she hoped the sun would shine because Grandma liked sunny days. Thank you for the invaluable service you provide.–Balloons professional