The Tavistock Branch of the  Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

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About Muscular Dystrophy
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The Respite Holiday
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Funding the Holiday
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Cost and Funding of our Respite Holiday

The Holiday requires a venue adapted for wheelchair / motorised scooter users and with specialised beds, lifting equipment and toilet facilities. We do not always use the same venue, but in recent years have found that Colleges adapted for disabled students, such as
Treloar in Hampshire and Hereward near Coventry, to be the most suitable for a group
of our size and needs.

Based on past costs, and allowing for inflation, we project that the next Holiday Project will cost, in total, around £15,000 - approximately £1,000 for each youngster with MD who attends. This breaks down as follows:

  • £9,250 Specialist accommodation and food for 7 days

  • £4,850 Travel (this has to be in specially adapted vehicles), including travel to the Holiday venue and days out from the Centre

  • £750 Trips & Entertainment

  • £150 General running costs (e.g. Training evening for volunteers, administration,
    life-saving training, etc.)

Note: The helpers on our Holiday Project are all volunteers and do not receive any payment for their time - this includes the adult co-ordinators and other helpers in full time employment who participate during their annual leave. Where possible, each guest makes a contribution towards their place on the Holiday of £120.

Fundraising
The money for the holiday comes from local fundraising efforts by our own group and by other friends and supporters. £15,000 is obviously a large amount for a small group such as ours to raise and we are dependant upon the additional support of others.

We are seeking funding towards the next Respite Holiday and would love to hear from anyone who can help raise funds or would be willing to help sponsor one of our young people with MD for a week's holiday. If you can help, please contact us.


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Annual Events
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Tavistock MD Party
We hold a party each year -
usually in January. This is a great
chance for our MD members to
meet and thank our wonderful
supporters - and to have a good,
fun time together!
If you would like to come along
and meet the group,
please contact us.

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Each year we hold a
Collection Week
to raise funds for the
national Muscular Dystrophy
Campaign. This usually takes
place in June and we are always
looking for more volunteers to
help collect - either through
our house-to-house collection or
for an hour in town on Flag Day.
Please contact us if you
are able to help.
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