Believe & Achieve Weekends

Believe & Achieve Weekends (B&A) are action-packed residential weekends for young people aged 11-18 who have been affected by meningitis, either directly or indirectly. They are held at activity centres across the country, providing a huge range of activities led by trained staff, including abseiling, accessible cycling, archery, challenge courses, climbing, giant swing, and zipwire

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These weekends give young people the chance to try new things and challenge themselves, as well as the opportunity to meet other young people who know what life after meningitis is like. All abilities encouraged and welcomed.

After arriving at the centre on Friday evening, activities will take place all day Saturday and Sunday morning, before departing Sunday afternoon. One parent or carer must accompany the young person, but taking part in the activities is optional. This is also a great opportunity for parents to meet other  people who share similar experiences. 

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B&A Weekends also include:

  • All meals (eaten together in a dining hall), including meal on Friday evening and lunch before departure on Sunday afternoon
  • En-suite family accommodation
  • All bedding
  • Activity centre insurance
  • A structured programme of fun, challenging team activities led by fully-trained instructors
  • Evening entertainment

Unfortunately, we can’t help with travel costs, personal expenditure spent in the on-site shop and bar or any other personal costs. We are also unable to fund additional insurance if you feel the activity centre insurance does not provide adequate cover for your personal circumstances.

What we ask of you

Our B&A Weekends are generously funded by BBC Children in Need. Without this funding we would not be able to hold support events for families. When you register for a B&A Weekend, please ensure you are committed to attend so that all available funded places are filled. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t attend, so we can offer your places to another family.

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