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The Butterfly Complex for disabled people

by Tara Johnson in Sunderland, England, United Kingdom


£10,000 target 9 days left
4% 11 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 18th May 2021 at 11:59pm

To build fully accessible butterfly holiday lodges and wellbeing complex, in the North East for people with disabilities.

by Tara Johnson in Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

A project ran by disabled people, for disabled people in the community! 

Through local consultation, we intend  to shape and improve our current  services/short breaks. 80% of 1000 families, in just over 2 months, have already told us they find holidays are often in-accessible.

Therefore, we are seeking initial funding to offer an accessible staycation with a bungalow, onsite carers quarters, a swimming pool and gym  and a community resource hub for disabled people and develop other holiday lodges on the 14 acres of land in the future

The Butterfly lodge complex will be at the old Fir Tree Farm in Sedgefield on private grounds and your funds will help us raise funds to purchase the property and hit the ground running to those most vulnerable in a response to isolation in disabled people that is worse due to Covid 19. It will enable us to expand our existing services such as Sit to be Fit and Spa therapy and our disability volunteering programme as well as community activities that will bring families together.

The complex will offer onsite care support, additional leisure/ community services also (such as yoga, fitness and employment programmes), to promote well- being.   Our future plans include a an accessible play park, family events and further accommodation development with planning permission already granted for stables and a expansion

Tailored Leisure already offer 3 successful other services offering unique leisure services to disabled people in the North east and nationally. 

1. Sit be fit at home (Our Covid 19 12 week instructor lead fitness programme)

2. Spa Therapy - Our unique adapted hot tub and changing facility offering one to one family sessions 

3. Our Support us volunteer programme - Our disabled volunteer programme offering volunteering and training to disabled people offering development and employment opportunities 

4. Our Butterfly of the North Complex will be the first of its kind offering equipment and support as standard and encompassing all of the above other services

Our mission is to promote social inclusion and independence to people with disabilities


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Make a £50 to Win a free family break for 6

Pledge £50 and be entered into a draw for 5 families to win a 4 night break at the complex. Also choose a Butterfly Name and the winner will be choose to name the complex

Let's make 'The Butterfly Complex for disabled people' happen

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