Little Miracles CEN is really excited to be working with Clip n Climb Cambridge.
Clip n Climb Cambridge (CnC) is where climbing centre meets theme park and you can experience 20 unique climbing challenges that twist, turn, light and excite. Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge is the first in the East of England and is suitable for everyone from 4 years upwards and is the ultimate fun and healthy activity for you to enjoy with your friends and family.
Justin Heron, Operations Manager for LMCEN said; “Our connection with Chris and all the team at Clip n Climb Cambridge is one that works exceptionally well. We are able to help and teach each other as organisations as well as work together as a collective to achieve common goals which is a real strength, not only for us but for the community. It’s been great to not only design fresh exciting plans ahead that we can’t wait to start on but also to so easily integrate CnC with some of our existing projects.”
Over the coming months Little Miracles and Clip n Climb Cambridge will work together on projects raising awareness in the community on autism and disability and promoting inclusion and exercise at the venue for all. Little Miracles will also work closely with the CnC team to provide them with support, advice and training around working with children with autism, additional needs and disabilities. A number of joint projects are also planned in terms of dedicated sessions for our members, team building for our volunteers as well as some exciting fundraising plans with a little bit of a difference to them.
We are working with the team at Clip n Climb Cambridge in a variety of ways
From Chris Walthew, Owner of Clip n Climb Cambridge;
“The inspiration for setting up Clip ‘n Climb in Cambridge came from me seeing my then 5 year old daughter, Kate, climb at the Clip ‘n Climb centre in Exeter in the summer of 2015. Seeing how much she grew in confidence and ability during the hour session and the pride that made me feel, instantly turned on a light bulb in my brain that Cambridge needed something like this.
Since opening, the whole of the Clip ‘n Climb team has been moved by what a positive experience our centre is for climbers with a whole range of special education needs, particularly for those on the Autistic Spectrum. Here’s one of many messages of thanks we have received:
“I would just like to extend my thanks to you and your team today for making our family outing such a happy one. One member of your staff in particular (Eleni) took great care to ensure that my middle child who has severe autism, was well looked after during our visit. She spent a lot of time helping him on the ladder, which he loved. Outings can be quite challenging for us as a family but Eleni and the rest of the Clip and Climb team made it very easy for us today.”
For this reason, the main charity we are supporting is Little Miracles. I feel a personal drive, shared by the team, to learn how we can make the centre as accessible as possible to anyone with additional needs, because we can see what a positive impact it can have on them.”
“Be More Like Sam”
Our special fundraiser at Clip n Climb Cambridge on September 2nd 2017. The children we support will try to climb the height of Mount Snowdon (1085m) in 2hrs in aid of supporting our volunteer Sam Chinery.
Sam is taking on the “Man v Mountain” challenge in Wales on the same day as she tries to conquer the 22miles and 5500ft ascent from Caernarfon Castle, weaving her way to the summit of Snowdon and down the other side!