Someone asked me what Over The Wall was earlier today. This was my quickly typed response whilst grabbing a coffee in a break.
Over The Wall is a UK kids charity that provides therapeutic camps for kids affected by serious illness, including siblings of sick kids. We build a bubble of safety and acceptance where they can be whoever they want to be and kick back and be regular kids again. Whilst they’re there, they get back their confidence. When they go home, parents tell us they don’t recognise them anymore. It is genuinely the most amazing place to be.
It’s run in school holidays, in Dorset, the midlands and in Scotland. Some people come to just one camp. Some people come back again and again.
Whilst there you’d be in a team with other volunteers with 6-10 kids ages between 8 and 17. A team leader will guide you thought the week and along with the training you get, they’ll help you give the kids the best time of their lives!