Sign up, Believe and Achieve

4th February 2018

We’re inviting young people affected by the devastation of meningitis to sign up for one of our free and fun-filled Believe and Achieve weekends

Believe and Achieve

The popular and adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activity event will be held at PGL Liddington in Swindon in April.

Young people aged 11 to 18 who have had a personal experience of meningitis or are coping with a family member affected by the disease, accompanied by one parent or carer, can sign up for the event. 

Suzanne Monaghan, our Event Organiser, said, “Our Believe and Achieve weekends provide an opportunity for young people with a personal experience of meningitis to have fun whilst mixing with other children who have also had experience of the disease."

Challenge yourself

“Young people with a variety of after-effects are encouraged to challenge themselves through taking part in a range of fun physical and mental activities.” 

The weekends also give parents and carers the opportunity to share experiences and gain support from others in similar circumstances and provide families with the opportunity to spend quality time together without the worry about issues that can be part of normal, everyday life. 

“They’re a great opportunity for young people who may have been held back by this debilitating disease and its after-effects to try some new, exciting challenges. 

Having fun and making friends

“But above all, the weekends are about building confidence, having fun and making friends,” Suzanne added. 

The weekend is generously funded by BBC Children in Need and includes refreshments, meals and accommodation. It takes place from Friday 27 April to Sunday 29 April at PGL Liddington in Wiltshire. PGL centres provide a huge range of activities, including high ropes challenge, Jacobs Ladder, abseiling, zip wire, raft building, fencing, archery and canoeing. Activities take place all day Saturday and Sunday morning and will be led by qualified PGL staff. All ability and experience levels are welcome; you can find out more and register by visiting our Believe and Achieve weekends event page.

Places are limited and registration closes on Friday 2 March.