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ASN Adventurous Activities Provision
13th May 2019
Chamber member Venturing Out CIC launched their 2019 ASN Adventurous Activities Provision on 28th April at Musselburgh Lagoons.. This event was open to children living in East Lothian with additional support needs, and their families. Over 70 people attended, with families taking part in a range of paddlesports, cycling and orienteering all delivered by an amazing team of volunteers. The aim of this provision is to deliver a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities for children with additional support needs in a setting where the whole family can feel included. Many families commented that it was amazing for them to have an activity they could do as a whole family and without exception, all want to come back for more. Venturing Out are running activity sessions throughout the year with activities ranging from paddlesports and cycling to archery and orienteering. These activities are open to children who have an additional support need, that can prevent them from accessing mainstream activities.
This project has been partly funded by East Lothian Council’s One Partnership Fund and is run in partnership with East Lothian Council’s Outdoor Learning Service. Tesco Musselburgh, Bags of Help funding, has enabled the purchase of specialist adaptive equipment for boats which, were well used at the event.
Claire Mackenzie of Venturing Out said “We were delighted with the turn out for the launch of our ASN Provision. We loved seeing many familiar faces and welcoming new families who came to try our activities for the first time. We are very grateful for the funding we have received from East Lothian Council and Tesco for this project which, enables us to grow this provision and reach more families within East Lothian
The event was attended by the Lord Provost, John McMillan “Fantastic to visit the event at Musselburgh Lagoons and see the work of Venturing Out CIC. A great range of adventurous activities for families in East Lothian to get involved in.
Venturing Out CIC is an inclusive outdoor activities provider, based in East Lothian. They offer a wide range of adventurous outdoor activity. For more information, visit www.venturingout.org.uk