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Thanks for a summer of fun

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A CHARITY has thanked its supporters for helping 70 children in Dumfries and Galloway enjoy some much needed summer fun.

The Quarriers’ Summer Appeal saw people donating £15 to give a child a day to remember and that money helped pay for a range of activities, including camping, building dens, visiting the seaside and participating in arts and crafts.

And the 70 youngsters from this region took part in a mix of indoor and outdoor activities with footgolf, relaxed cinema screenings and sensory play, alongside a one-off trip to an ice-cream factory.

The annual ‘Summer Appeal’ is designed to give children facing difficult circumstances a welcome break from the challenges of their everyday lives and amongst those benefiting were children in care, teenage parents and other vulnerable youngsters,

Alice Harper, chief executive of Quarriers, said: “For some of the children who benefited from this year’s appeal it was the first time they’d had a proper day out and it was a chance for them to forget the pressures on their young shoulders and to make some lasting memories.

“Every year the number of children that we can help in this way has grown and we’d like to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to every one of our supporters.

“We work hard to ensure the people we support reach their full potential and days out provide the opportunity to build on vital skills such as communication and team-work as well as playing, exploring and having fun. The lasting effect these outings have on youngsters should not be underestimated.”

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