Happy birthday to us…Happy birthday to us…Happy birthday dear Daytrippers…Happy birthday to us…That’s right, in 2018 we turned fifteen!
Pushing boundaries, championing creativity and promoting inclusion has been the goal throughout. During an action-packed decade and a half we funded 600 exciting day trips through our grants programme and staged 117 bespoke inclusive events. We’re so happy that our work has now provided over 40,000 individual experiences for young people with disabilities and their families.
First coming on board in 2006 and appointed a Trustee in 2010, Leila Talmadge has had a huge hand in developing the charity and has watched it go from strength to strength. She shared some of her highlights from fifteen years of inclusive fun with Daytrippers…
“Every event has been a learning experience, teaching me to observe environments and the world in a truly different way. I take so much pleasure having watched the charity grow over all these years, taking on new challenges and learning from the young people we work with. We have come across so many inspiring individuals and with their help, collectively we keep pushing the boundaries of inclusion, hopefully leaving a mark of change as we go.”
We reach the fifteen-year milestone at a time when exciting things are happening in the Daytrippers camp. Read all about our relaunch as the Daytrippers Foundation here.
As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to unfold, our beneficiaries are our main priority. We would like to give you a quick update on how we’ll be operating in the next few weeks until we know more.
We will be working remotely so let’s keep in touch. We will as flexible as possible in the upcoming months and are prepared to transfer your pledged funding to a later date if you feel this is needed. Please inform us if you wish to postpone or cancel a day trip, event or project. We’re here for you so please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone.
We are not accepting new grant application forms until further notice but keep an eye out on our social media channels for any updates.