The Adventure Therapy charity was established in 2017 to improve the emotional well-being of children and adults with unique health conditions, impairments or limitations through outdoor activities and adventure-led pursuits; from coasteering, surfing and kayaking through to climbing, horse riding and archery. Activities are provided free of charge and the charity is funded entirely by charitable donations and the support of the communities it serves.
Rob Emery, founder of Adventure Therapy said: “The therapeutic benefits of time spent outdoors, in nature and adventure should not be under-estimated. It can motivate, aid rehabilitation, improve vitality and help to create treasured memories for our clients and their families. Our range of activities build self-confidence and develop skills and abilities, through individual and group sessions, team work and leadership. We are extremely grateful to the Ashfords Foundation for their generous donation which will help us to develop as an organisation and reach a greater number of people to support.”
The grant of £750 will fund improvements to Adventure Therapy’s IT equipment and also assist with marketing and communicating the charity’s services to the individuals, families and organisations who may benefit from Adventure Therapy in Devon.