All families have have received a response on their application. We were inundated this year and it breaks our hearts to not be able to offer a place to everyone. If anyone drops out, we will of course offer those places to families on our reserve list.
With the recent news that Covid guidelines won’t be relaxed on 21 June as planned, our Plan B has been dusted off, reviewed and updated. If restrictions remain as they are today (15 June) we are confident that we will be able to go ahead with camps. This may of course mean adjustments to the way we have traditionally run camps, but we’re sure that this is something we can overcome, while ensuring that we operate legally and safely.
As government guidance is updated/published we will confirm and finalise our plans and share them with all families/volunteers before the start of each camp. If you have any concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Applications for families and volunteers for this year’s camps have now closed. We will now review all applications and will let families and volunteers know about the outcome of their applications by 15 May (latest).
We’ve opened up applications for volunteers today! Closing date for applications is 30 April 2021.
We’ve opened up applications for families today! Please apply as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Closing date is 30 April 2021.
Here’s something for you to look forward to… we’re delighted to announce that we have booked our camps for 2021. All subject to changes (of course, we’re used to that now) but pencil them into your diaries now and we’ll let you know when we open up applications for families and volunteers.
We’re returning to Coverack in Cornwall from 24 July and Newlands in the Lake District from 31 July – See the Camps Page for more details on each of the camps.
We hope you’re as excited as we are.
The FAB Committee
We’re keen to put 2020 behind us and make 2021 a better year for everyone. We’re working hard behind the scenes to put plans in place for this year. We will of course let you know as soon as we’ve got any news and are we’re excited about the potential of seeing everyone again. Fingers crossed!
Due to the uncertainty over the Covid-19 virus, it is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel this summer’s FAB Camps. This was not an easy decision and all possible options were explored by the committee. The safety of FAB families and volunteers is paramount and the only safe option was for us to cancel.
We would like to thank all of our supporters over the years and we hope to be able to come back to you later in the year with some news on some really exciting new events. Look our for social media posts throughout the year as we update you on our plans.
We’re thinking of you all through this time – please do not hesitate to reach out should you need it.
With all of our best wishes, the FAB Committee.
The camps are designed to be fun and challenging, both physically and mentally as well as offer you and your family the opportunity to benefit from some much needed peer support. Following some great feedback from the camps in 2019 we will continue to have our ‘fireside introductions’ where we remember our loved ones and light a flame in their memory. We will look to have these a few days in to the camps. If you wish to bring something to the camp that reminds you of your loved one like a photo, a teddy, a piece of clothing, whatever it is that you and your children would like to reflect and remember your loved one during the session then you can do so. Details of where and when FABRemembering will take place will be provided on your camp. This is not a mandatory aspect of the camp, but something we feel would allow all of us to connect and support each other in a greater capacity.
The application window for families has now opened. Please ensure you apply by the end of April 20 to allow us time to process and allocate your camp and your FAB volunteer.
Talon provide an enormous boost to FAB funds at their 6th birthday party fundraiser.
Talon, our FABulous supporters have celebrated their sixth birthday and as part of their celebrations they’ve raised more than £100k for FAB this year. We are over-whelmed by their support over the years, and can’t thank them enough. In all, they have now raised over £2m for charity and we couldn’t be more pleased and proud to be benefitting from their efforts. We promise to make the most of every penny and look forward to inviting them to join us at one of our camps this year. Thank you!