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twyford charities together Camp Mohawk news

Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day centre for children with special needs, set in five acres of beautiful countryside just outside Wargrave. Throughout the year the centre provides a range of activities, facilities and natural space to encourage children with a variety of special needs to play, socialise and learn in a secure and caring environment. Mohawk is recruiting additional support workers and volunteers for the busy school holiday period. Support workers and volunteers are essential for facilitating the smooth running of the site. They play with the children visiting and, most importantly, help to support them in their play with each other.

happy on the day – anything from nine to 90 participants. Private equity firm LDC is among those who sends a team to Camp Mohawk every year. Here they are on their last visit preparing to build a new woodshed!

a If you are a responsible and committed individual aged 16 or over who is interested in working with young people with special needs, please head to the website for more information and get in touch with Chris Wilcox as soon as possible. Mohawk helps companies fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibility objectives. Organisations that support the centre through Corporate Community Days benefit from a more meaningful and rewarding experience than other team building events. Company funded projects have ranged from redecorating rooms to designing and creating features such as the sensory garden, laying wheelchair accessible paths, putting up post and rail fencing, and building bespoke equipment, to name just a few. The advantages to the site are obvious, but the ‘workers’ benefit too: they feel motivated, have fun, enjoy the change of scene, learn more about their colleagues, share ideas – and invariably ask to come back next year! Site manager Matthew Wood is expert at matching teams to projects for Corporate Community Days and keeping them busy and

a If you are interested in getting your company involved in this or other forms of support, or would like a presentation about CSR opportunities or a tour of the facilities, please contact Chris Wilcox. New play village The children love the new play village, which has been gradually coming together since last autumn. There are now buildings, a wooden car, a train and train station. One very smart house has a wheelchair accessible ramp and veranda, and even a secret entrance. The youngsters enjoyed decorating the house with curtains, pictures and furniture.

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