New Cabin project
QE2 Activity Centre has embarked on an ambitious new project to raise funds for five new cabins.
When the Centre first started back in the late 1970s accommodation was offered in frame tents until 1981 when a proper dormitory was built. Demand was so great that by 1986 we had replaced the dorm with five A frame cabins, followed by a sixth log cabin a few years later.
For over thirty years the cabins provided holidays for thousands of children and adults with disabilities and their families and carers. For many of those staying it was the first chance they had had to experience a holiday where the whole family or group could take part on an equal footing.
There was a constant stream of firsts – first night away from home, first time cooking, first time being on the water, helming a boat or climbing a wall, first time washing up and being responsible for yourself.
After all those years it came time to pension the cabins off. Sadly, we took the decision to close the cabins and start the process of replacing them. We knew we could do even better next time around!
First though, we needed a new day service building so we launched an appeal to raise funds for that. In Winter 2018-19, following a very successful fundraising campaign we were able to build the Gold Day Centre with its Sensory Room and Changing Places bathroom. Now we have a much larger appeal.
We aim to build five single storey cabins, each sleeping up to eight people and fully accessible throughout. The focus will be on accessibility and comfort so that a stay at QE2 Activity Centre is easy and enjoyable.
If you can help, get in touch
How can I help?
If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Centre, and let us know how much time you are able to contribute, what your skills are and how you would like to help. We’ll ask for a reference and a DBS check and find a role for you.
If you would like to raise funds for the Centre, with your school or office, friends or family please contact the Centre so that we can help you
If you represent a local company that would like to work with in partnership please get in touch. Local companies love to have Community days with us!