Holiday club for disabled youngsters

A recent fundraiser held by the Papworth Trust
A recent fundraiser held by the Papworth Trust

Disability charity the Papworth Trust will run holiday clubs for disabled young people in Kettering and Wellingborough during the October half term holidays.

Called Fun United, the club will give young disabled people aged between 11 and 18 the opportunity to make new friends and have fun.

The club will run in Kettering on Tuesday, October 29 between 10am and 3pm, offering a circus skills workshop in the morning and DVDs in the afternoon. It takes place at the North Park Pavillion in North Park Drive, and transport is available from Wellingborough to Kettering.

The club runs in Wellingborough on Wednesday, October 30 from 11am to 2.30pm, offering a trip to AMF Bowling in Whitworth Way then on to Pizza Hut. Again, transport is available from Melton Street, Kettering.

To book or find out more about the holiday clubs in Northamptonshire, call 0800 952 5000 or email

Gillian Fitzgerald, the mum of one attendee, said: “As parents it was lovely to leave our children in pleasant, welcoming surroundings confident that they would enjoy their day. It was wonderful to see the newly found confidence and skills they had acquired in such a short space of time.”

As well as the holiday club, Papworth Trust also runs a weekly youth club in Kettering and Wellingborough every Saturday for young disabled people aged 11-18 years.

To book or find out more, call Papworth Trust on 0800 952 5000, send an email to or click here.