Monday 8th April 2019

Debbie’s story

The Caravan project has helped to provide families across Glasgow with memorable holidays and experiences. On the 28th of April 2019 we will be taking part in The Kiltwalk to try and raise £10,000 which will go towards providing 1000 kids with a BIG DAY OUT.

One family we have helped is Debbie’s. We were able to give a Debbie a short break with her children in a caravan and the break gave her the chance to relax and build better relationships with her loved ones. Debbie has three children, with one of them being autistic.  She said that “every day is a challenge.

It is challenging for the other siblings as they don’t understand him and it is challenging as a mother over 24 hours. Sometimes you could be awake at 3.00am in the morning to help.” Debbie and her family face some very difficult challenges, as the child with autism “has not got any speech yet, so you have to think for him, you don’t know what’s going to happen each day.”

Fortunately, we stepped in and gave Debbie some respite, and the whole family had great fun on one of our holidays. Debbie has said that “seeing your kids happy is a great achievement… On the weekend we went to the roller disco and it was really fun. It’s so beautiful to look forward to a holiday.”

Debbie’s family and many other families take so much away from our caravan holidays and our BIG DAY OUT programmes. Even if it is only for a few days, that small break can give the opportunity for parents and children to take a step back from some of the circumstances they face on a daily basis.
“As a mother or a father, it’s nice to have some space for yourself. You can have a wee cup of tea with other families and you are with other people that are going through the same thing. You make more friends and you get the chance to build love and build relationships with the children”

We want to keep offering families like Debbie’s the chance to have these experiences. You can help us by getting involved with The Kiltwalk on the 28th April and help us achieve our dream of offering 1000 kids with a BIG DAY OUT.

Monday 25th March 2019

A Fun Family Experience

The Caravan project has helped provide wonderful experiences for families across Glasgow. On the 28th of April we will be taking part in The Kiltwalk to try and achieve our target of raising £10,000 to provide 1000 kids with a big day out. Your involvement could give a child a full day out, including transport, food, and entry into a variety of fun experiences.

Amanda’s Story

Those who we have worked with previously have told us how important a small break was for them and their family. Amanda spoke to us after her wee holiday, and told us about some of the memories created through The Caravan Project.

Amanda and her family faced some challenging circumstances which had stopped them from getting away together. “I work full time, Terry’s unemployed, Aiden’s at high school. Aiden is 14 and Lucy is 17 months, so between the two of them it has been difficult to find something that fits in and that they can both enjoy together.”

The family had not spent some valuable time together, and so The Caravan Project helped them spend that much needed time on a holiday. Your involvement with us in The Kiltwalk can go towards creating opportunities of days out and small breaks for those who are not fortunate to have that. Amanda reflected on her experiences, and spoke about her “happy memories like Lucy’s first time on the beach and building sandcastles with her brother, and skipping stones into the sea.”

For Amanda, Terry, Aiden and Lucy, the experiences they had were unforgettable. We want to keep offering these experiences to families and individuals across Glasgow. We are looking forward to putting on our walking boots for The Kiltwalk on the 28th of April and hope that you will decide to join us. You could help us achieve our dream of providing 1000 kids with a big day out. To find out more about The Kiltwalk and out charity please visit the websites below.

The Kiltwalk

The Caravan Project

Monday 18th March 2019

Help 1000 Glasgow kids have a BIG DAY OUT!

A break away from our normal lives is something we all deserve and can sometimes take for granted. Unfortunately, not all of us have the privilege to have a holiday with our family and loved ones.

The Caravan Project works to organise much needed breaks for families who are facing challenging circumstances. We have offered affordable holidays and respite to over 1600 families living in Glasgow since 1985. We also run a BIG DAY OUT programme, organising free trips and transport to a wide range of groups across North West of Glasgow.

Just as little as £10 can provide a full day out for a child including transport, food, and entry into a variety of fun experiences.

On the 28th of April The Caravan Project will be one of many charities taking part in The Kiltwalk. Participants will walk 23 miles through Glasgow, starting at Glasgow Green and finishing by Moss O Balloch. Last year over 5 million pounds were raised for 1,156 charities. With the help of the winner of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, this year’s event anticipates similar success. The Hunter Foundation has pledged to add 40% of the total amount raised by walkers, making a huge difference for charities across Scotland.

With only 50 walkers we can raise as much as £10,000. These funds will go towards providing 1000 Glasgow kids with a BIG DAY OUT.