Facing a disability doesn’t mean the end of adventure!October 2nd, 2015
There is no denying that losing a limb or facing another disability is profoundly life-changing. It is understandable that many people feel that they will now be limited with regards to their former activities and interests – but disability does not mean the end of adventure!
We were delighted to see recent coverage about The Lake District Calvert Trust on BBC’s Countryfile in September. The Lake District Calvert Trust is an exciting residential outdoor centre that helps people with a range of disabilities to experience challenging outdoor adventure activities.
With over 35 years’ experience, the Trust has three centres in Exmoor, Kielder and the Lake District, and is able to provide those living with disabilities with inspiring and energetic experiences that reaffirm that their life is very much an adventure!
On the episode, which aired on Sunday 20th September 2015, viewers saw Countryfile Presenter Matt Baker take part in an exciting zip wire and wheelchair challenge course, before learning about abseiling using the Larkin Frame, which was designed for use in cliff rescues, but is also used by the Calvert Trust to enable those with disabilities to experience the thrill of abseiling.
At CFG Law we believe that survivors of serious injury can live very fulfilling lives and we make it our goal to ensure our clients are given access to the best in medical assessment and early rehabilitation to enable them to make a swift and optimum recovery. Charities such as The Calvert Trust provide those people living with disabilities to re-experience the thrill of their favourite adventure activities and realise that they are just as ‘able’ as everybody else!
Philip Coulthurst, Head of Serious Injury said, “As an adventure sport enthusiast, I think it is fantastic what charities such as The Calvert Trust are doing to help people with disabilities to carry on with an active and adventurous lifestyle. Modern technology is such that living with a serious injury no longer means that you are ‘disabled’ – in fact, people with limb loss or other physical problems can achieve just as much as before.”
For more information about the Calvert Trust, visit http://www.calvert-trust.org.uk/